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Upcoming VBRS Meeting Schedule and Details

Friday, April 20, 2018

Annual Undergraduate/High School Poster Session & James Lewis Howe Awards - Hosted by Radford University


5:30-6:45 Social Hour & Poster Session, Center for the Sciences

7:00-7:15 Awards Ceremony, McGuffey 203

7:15-8:15 Keynote Presentation, McGuffey 203

The meeting will begin with a Social Hour and Poster Session in the Radford University Center for the Sciences. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served during the poster session in place of dinner. The Awards Ceremony and the Keynote Presentation will be held in McGuffey Hall Room 203. McGuffey Hall is about 5 minutes walk from the Center for the Sciences.

There is no charge for hors d'oeuvres, but an RSVP is requested by Friday, April 13, seven days before the meeting, by phoning Laura Angell at (540) 831-5515 (during business hours) or by email to, so that we can plan quantities.Cost for the dinner is $14 ($7 for students and retirees).

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donna J. Nelson
Professor of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma
President of the American Chemical Society for 2016
The Science of Breaking Bad: A Look Behind the Hollywood Screen

As science advisor of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, Dr. Nelson will speak about her experiences in Hollywood and how the world of science and film connect. She will reveal how science related information behind the show was crafted in order to support the actors and engage the public. Dr. Nelson also will discuss her interactions with script writers and her insights into the roles of science advisors in television and film production.