Department and Alumni News
TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry participates in 2018 EarthX Expo
Dr. Kohan, Jorge, Skylar, Mikaela and Dr. Sheardy at their EarthX Expo 2018 booth.
The TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry participated in this year's EarthX Expo at Fair Park in Dallas. The event, which took place April 20-22, is the largest exposition for Earth Day and associated environmental concerns drawing over 900 exhibitors, 260 speakers and 100,000 visitors. The department was the only chemistry department in attendance and TWU was one of only six Texas universities participating. On Friday, graduate students Mikaela Wilk and Skylar Wappes gave a presentation on their recent trip to Brazil to learn about water conservation, titled “A Trip from Denton to Brazil and Back: How studying chemistry at TWU led to a better understanding of the world around us.”
At the department's booth, molecular modeling kits were provided so that stoppers-by could build molecules such as water, carbon dioxide and methane. On Friday, the booth had over 300 student visitors and another 700 to 800 visited on Saturday and Sunday.