Beyond Crude Oil: Biobased Chemicals and Fuels
Monday, March 17, 2014 10 AM - 3 PM
Community Event, Special Event
Contact: Alena Kubatova 701.777.0348
Contact Dept: North Dakota SUNRISE
151 Cornell St.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
High School Workshop “Beyond Crude Oil: Biobased Chemicals and Fuels Workshop”
High school students will learn from short presentations by faculty members in UND Chemistry (Dr. Alena Kubatova and Dr. Guodong Du), Chemical Engineering (Dr. Yun Ji), Mechanical Engineering (Dr. Matthew Cavalli) and about Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass, The Age of Polymers: from Natural to Renewable, Properties and Applications of Polymers and Composites, and Chemical Analysis – Eye of Mass Spectrometry. Students will also participate in tours of the UND Airport visiting with Dr. David Delene from Atmospheric Sciences to see UND research aircraft.
While touring the Chemistry Department, students will perform hands-on demonstrations that will include generation of biofuel via transesterification and using the biowaste, microbial production of enzymes, explore chemistry of polymers: sodium alginate and acrylate snow, modeling chemistry of polymers, and mass spectrometry and analysis of polymers. Students will learn not only about biobased chemicals and fuels but will interact with graduate student guides and learn about life on the campus.
More information can be found on our web page at http://und.edu/conferences/air-pollution/.
There are more spaces still available. Please contact: Alena Kubatova, Associate Professor, Chemistry, 777.0348, alena.kubatova@UND.edu for more information on how you can attend.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
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