Mark Obrien

Where's the Chemistry In Plants? Photo Contest

Discussion created by Mark Obrien on Feb 17, 2010
Latest reply on May 28, 2010 by Sue Park

Win a Flip Video Camera and Improve the Public’s Appreciation for Chemistry.


Chemists know that that there’s more to a plant than green leaves and a hardy root system.  However, to the general public, chemistry’s relationship to plant life is not always apparent.  Therefore, to improve the public’s understanding of why plants really are green machines, the ACS Network is sponsoring the “Where’s the Chemistry In Plants?” photo contest. 


Here’s how the contest works:


Take a photo of plant, an item that is derived from plants, equipment used to study plants, you name it.  Then in 250 words or less, describe the photo and its relationship to chemistry.  You might choose to detail a plant’s chemical properties, how chemists unlock substances in plants to create new medicines, how plant based materials are used to make environmentally friendly products that we depend on everyday.  It’s up to you.


To participate, reply to this thread and post your photo and entry.  The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2010.  Winners will be determined through the use of an on-line poll on the network. Voting will begin on May 2 and close on May 15.