TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “The Chemistry of Color: An Exploration of Paints from Art Forensics to Cosmetics”

Saturday, May 18, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse NY



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We will look at how paints are made for different applications from cosmetics to art. A few stories of paint forensics will be presented. How can one tell whether an old painting is not a recent forgery?

People interested in learning more about the chemistry of color are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing jrcafe@tacny.org by May 16, 2013.

Presenter: Ivan V. Korendovych, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Syracuse University. Dr. Korendovych received his PhD from Tufts University for his work on oxygen activation. He then moved on to the University of Pennsylvania Medical School where he developed small protein catalysts. Since 2011, he has taught at Syracuse University. His current research interests are focused on discovery of antimicrobial drugs as well as creating biosensors for metals. Dr. Korendovych is a recipient of the 2007 Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society in Inorganic Chemistry.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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