Friday, October 26, 2012

*Science is Fun* with a Chemistry Ambassador

My new passion is live tweeting. Not only does it let others following along experience the event in real-time it also makes for an accurate and simple blog post after the event. This particular event was a High School Chemistry Teacher Workshop on Sunday September 30, 2012 in Rochester, NY led by American Chemical Society President Bassam Shakhashiri at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society #NERM12. The nice part about Regional Meetings is their size and that they are contained in the host hotel. I stopped in the room to say hello to Bassam and to tell him that we are excited to have him coming to our local section (NESACS) for the twelfth consecutive year for National Chemistry Week to deliver the Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture. I absolutely had to stay for his workshop. I love listening to Bassam talk about chemistry education and outreach.  His enthusiasm is contagious and the energy in the room changes as attendees are mesmerized by his performance and inspired to answer his call to be chemistry ambassadors in their own communities. So I took my seat and listened and tweeted:

At  and already found Shakhashiri!  with  
Now on the 2nd floor of the Radisson  for Science is Fun demo with ACS President Bassam Shakhashiri

*Exhortations for good teaching and the joy of learning* is the title of Shakhashiri's lecture today at 

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