Science on Tap: Eric Schelter, “Rare-Earth Metals: iPhones to Alien Life”

Science on Tap

Date: March 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.

National Mechanics
22 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: No Registration Required

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. 

March’s café features Eric Schelter, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, presenting “Rare-Earth Metals: iPhones to Alien Life.” Banished to the bottom of the periodic table, the rare-earth metals are seldom discussed exotic curiosities. Yet these metals are hidden throughout our daily lives. Learn about the intersection of the metals with clean energy and the dark side of their exploitative mining and processing.

Presented by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Open to the public (age 21+ or accompanied by chaperone 25 years or older).

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