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Reincarnating Plastics

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Michigan State Team Earns $2 Million Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste “Waste not, want not” was planted firmly in John Dorgan’s ethos as a kid, watching his father pull nails out of old boards for reuse. In that spirit, Dorgan and a team of Michigan State University researchers are pursuing the “upcycling” of commonly disposed plastics such as grocery bags into higher…

Accessible Periodic Table Recognized At ACS Awards

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At the American Chemical Society’s 22nd Annual ChemLuminary Awards, held virtually on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society was honored with the Chemists with Disabilities Inclusion Award.  This year’s awards theme, “2020 Focus on Our Volunteers: Moving Chemistry Forward,” honored the work of volunteers from local sections of the ACS. The Chemists with Disabilities Inclusion Award was…

STEAM Summer Camp Offers Virtual Learning Activities for Kids

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As the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan, it became clear that many summer camps were at risk of cancellation. Organizers of the annual STEAM Stew camp held at MSU St. Andrews were determined to continue the program online.  In past years, the multi-day camp hosted area middle school students and included field trips and a variety of hands-on activities.    With the move…