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    "Talking Scipop" with Prof. Raychelle Burks - May 2021 Meeting

    May 21, 2021
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Raychelle Burks, PhD

    Associate Professor - Department of Chemistry - American University



    Are you a chemist that loves to play the game of thrones, trekking across the stars, marveling at superheroes, and shambling along with the walking dead?  The intersection of pop culture and science offers us limitless opportunities communicate within both our areas of scientific expertise and our fandoms. Join Dr. Burks in exploring how the intersection of fandoms and science allows for authentic communication, knowledge building, mutually beneficial dialogue, and - importantly - fun!
    Raychelle Burks


    • 7:00 - 7:05  Announcements - Sherri Rukes, Section Chair
    • 7:05 - 7:10  Introduction
    • 7:10 - 8:00  Main Presentation - Raychelle Burks, PhD
    • 8:00 - 8:25  Q&A Period
    • 8:25 - 8:30  Wrap-up


    After working in a crime lab, Dr. Burks returned to academia, teaching, and forensic science research. Her research team is focused on the development of colorimetric and luminescent sensor arrays for the detection of analytes of mainly forensic and national security interests with accompanying image and chemometric analysis. Beyond the bench, Dr. Burks is a popular science communicator appearing regularly on TV, radio, podcasts, and print outlets. Most recently, she was a series regular in the Smithsonian Channel show "The Curious Life and Death Of..." and writes a science-meets-true crime column called “Trace Analysis” for Chemistry World. In 2020, she was awarded the American Chemical Society's Grady - Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public.

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