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CSI Chemistry: Science Unwrapped Goes 'Undercover' Friday, March 21


Monday, Mar. 17, 2014


graphic illustration for USU's March 2014 Science Unwrapped activity
Science Unwrapped presents 'CSI Chemistry: I Know Where You've Been and What You Ate’ Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center auditorium. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Lesley Chesson is featured in USU's March Science Unwrapped activity
Chemist and biologist Lesley Chesson, president of Salt Lake City-based IsoForensics, Inc., is featured Science Unwrapped speaker Friday, March 21. Chesson will discuss stable isotopes forensics and its role in criminal investigations.

A Jane Doe is the center of a murder investigation at a local hotel. Who is she and where did she come from? The answer to these questions could come from a scientific investigation using stable isotope forensics.

 

The same technology can be used for less heinous crimes: Is that really orange juice you’re drinking? Is that pricey produce in your salad really organic?

 

Friday, March 21, Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped welcomes chemist and biologist Lesley Chesson, who’ll talk about isotopes — different forms of elements found everywhere in the environment — and how they’re used in forensics to solve murders, detect fraud and perform other applications.

 

Chesson, president of Salt Lake City-based IsoForensics, Inc., presents “CSI Chemistry: ‘I Know Where You’ve Been and What You Ate’” at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Her talk is free and open to all ages.

 

Hands-on learning activities, exhibits and refreshments follow Chesson’s talk.  

 

Hosted by USU’s College of Science, Chesson’s presentation is part of Science Unwrapped’s spring 2014 “Science Superpowers” series.

 

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page.

 

Related link:

USU College of Science

 

Contact: Nancy Huntly, 435-797-2555, nancy.huntly@usu.edu

Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517, maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu



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