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CLAIR TRAVIS, Chemistry Graduate Student

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Past Classes

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S558: Wildfires in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
Fall means fire season for the Western United States! Ever wonder why California always seems to be on fire? Or how wildfires can get to be hundreds of thousands of acres? Or how fires like that are even fought? In this course we'll cover the basic ecology behind wildfires, how they are dealt with, their causes, and why they seem to be getting worse. We'll also go over resources at your disposal as a curious citizen for all large fires in the United States.

S86: Food Chemistry in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Do you ever wonder what all those chemicals on food labels are? Potassium Sorbate? Citric Acid? Are they bad? Are they good? Does organic mean healthy? Do pesticides cause cancer? Are carbs bad? What exactly is protein? This is a crash course on some of the chemistry behind what we eat. We'll go into food additives, pesticides/herbicides, vitamins, natural products, energy sources (fats vs carbs vs protein) and do some quick experiments with common items found in the kitchen. By the end of this course my goal is to make you more aware of some interesting chemistry and be able to evaluate if some of what people say about food is actually true or not!