Leading Scientists to Speak at University Metals Symposium Friday

Some of the country’s leading experts on green chemistry and developing alternative energy will speak at Duquesne University as part of the Metals in Biological and Chemical Systems mini-symposium on Friday, Sept. 14.

Hosted by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the 14th annual event features a series of presentations that address the complexities of metals in chemical and biological systems and their impact on the environment and society.

The mini-symposium, scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Union’s Africa Room, exposes Duquesne students to trends in the field, according to Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education.

Stolz and Dr. Mike Van Stipdonk, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, organized the event.

In addition to five plenary sessions, the event also will include a panel discussion with students for the first time. The symposium is free and open to the public.

For more information and to register, visit the symposium website.