Sigma Xi Lecture
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
Join Jody Roberts, Director, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation for his lecture: Re-inventing Green Chemistry: Alternative Histories for a Sustainable Science

Abstract: What role does or can history play in the creation of more sustainable sciences? In this presentation Dr. Roberts examines the ways in which history, as we tell it, directs our actions in the present and shapes our possible futures. He will aim to show the connection between imagining possible (sustainable) futures and the ways in which we speak of our histories. Roberts’s will focus on the specific case of green chemistry, examining the ways in which historical narratives are embedded in their identity. He will then outline other possible, alternative, narratives that might alter the science and politics involved in the creation of a more sustainable chemistry.Click link for more info about Dr. Roberts:
Paul Rablen,, 610-328-8341
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