For the Media

Search Archive


Contact Us

Main & Health Science Campus
University Hall

Room: 2110
Mail Stop 949
Phone: 419.530.2002
Fax: 419.530.4618

Saturday Morning Science program returns

Saturday Morning Science is back for 2016 with five programs to give the community the opportunity to learn about hot topics in modern science.

The free, public talks are presented by the UT Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and kick off Saturday with an astronomy presentation called, “Exoplanets: The Discovery of Alien Worlds and Habitable Planets,” by Dr. Steve B. Howell, a UT alumnus and project scientist for the NASA Kepler Mission. 

Each of the programs will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Wolfe Hall Room 1205 on The University of Toledo’s Main Campus.

“We tried to come up with topics that are of general public interest as well as interesting to us. Everyone should feel welcome to come,” said Dr. Joseph Schmidt, UT associate professor of chemistry and an organizer of the event.

Listed by date, the additional programs and speakers are:

  • March 19: “Goghing, Goghing, Gone! The Analysis of Color Fading in Masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh” by Dr. Gregory D. Smith, Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist for the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
  • April 16: “The Human Microbiome: Good for What Ails You” by Dr. Patrick D. Schloss, associate professor in the University of Michigan Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
  • April 23: “Green Chemistry: Making Better Molecules for a Sustainable Future” by Dr. Amy S. Cannon, executive director of Beyond Benign.
  • April 30: “Deadly Doodle: How One Sketchy Sketch Led to Murder” by Kimberly Zebrowski, forensic scientist in the Controlled Substances Unit of the Michigan State Police Department.

“I really hope attendees learn something interesting and get a better understanding of science. Maybe some of the younger members of the audience will consider a career in science,” Schmidt said.

Free parking will be available in area 13 and the west parking ramp. A light breakfast provided by Barry Bagels will be available before the programs.

For more information about Saturday Morning Science, visit their Facebook page at

Click here to download the promotional poster.

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Feb. 24, 2016)


is UT's Director of University Communications. Contact her at 419.530.2410 or
Email this author | All posts by

Comments are closed.