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One-hundred and fifty years ago, Dmitri Mendeleev first presented his periodic system to the Russian Chemical Society, forever shaping the way we look at the elements. His system, which organized the elements based on atomic weight, valence, and measurable properties, laid the foundation for today’s Periodic Table. xplore the early efforts of scientists to organize the elements, meet a chemist who is expanding the table by discovering new superheavy elements, and answer elemental “Table Trivia.”
Gather a group for a mission to explore the chemistry of Mars! Join us live as our panel of experts shares what we know about the planet and the steps that need to be taken to safely send men and women to walk on its surface. Discover the challenges of long-term space travel and the materials, biochemistry, and astrochemistry that will help make this mission possible.
Learn what makes these compounds so addictive, the treatments and medications that are being used to help those who suffer, and profile the work that chemists are doing to make prescription pain killers safer and harder to abuse. Gather a group and interact with our expert panel of medical experts, and chemists to discover why this problem has become so widespread and how the power of chemistry can be used to fight the rising tide of addiction.
We are surrounded by rocks and minerals everywhere... in the ground we walk on, the places we work and live, and even in the food we eat. How are chemists experimenting with these fundamental materials to help the world and make our lives better?
Discover the materials that chemists are creating to enable athletes to perform better and stay safer, as well as how analytical chemistry is advancing to detect performance enhancing substances in order to keep the playing field level for everyone.
Your career as a chemist depends on more than just your abilities in the lab. Join our panel of experts to learn how time management, handling failure and professional etiquette will shape your career. Gather a group and tune in to learn the strategies and skills that will help you get started and keep you moving forward.
The Role of Chemistry in Global Security
Journey through the history of chemical and biological warfare and get a peek behind-the-scenes at how today’s biochemists and government agents are working together to counter chemical-based threats.
Tales of Lab Safety: How to Avoid Rookie Accidents
There is a learning curve with everything, but mistakes made in the lab can ruin your research and cause dangerous accidents. Learn the common factors that cause these incidents and how to avoid them.