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Armstrong launches science series

SAVANNAH — Armstrong State University’s College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap — a new, free monthly event — at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.
“Members of the community might find going to a lecture at a university a bit too formal, whereas going to a pub to hear someone talk is a lot more fun,” said Dr. Jane Wong, interim dean for Armstrong’s College of Science and Technology. “The purpose of this event is to share scientific knowledge about a topic in an entertaining and laid-back way.”
The inaugural Science on Tap event will feature Dr. Richard Wallace, Armstrong professor of chemistry, discussing “The Science of Thomas Edison.”
During the course of his life, Edison was granted more than 1,000 patents. This presentation will focus on the chemistry associated with Edison’s lifetime of work, including a discussion of one of his final research projects, the search for a domestic source of rubber that actually was a collaborative venture between Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. The restoration of one of Edison’s research laboratories in Fort Myers, Florida, also will be discussed. 

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