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Community Forum in Chemistry, Spring 2016

 
 

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Windward Community College
45-720 Kea'ahala Road
Kane'ohe, Hawai‘i 96744


This project is coordinated by Leticia U. Colmenares Ph.D. Associate Professor in Chemistry - 236-9120. The forum is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaii Section.


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by Edward You

2:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Hale ‘Imiloa 111 (view map of campus)

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Join us for an FBI presentation and discussion on the future of biology addressing the promises and unique challenges in security involving health, cybersecurity, and the economy.

Edward You is a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Biological Countermeasures Unit. Mr. You is responsible for creating programs and activities to coordinate and improve FBI and interagency efforts to identify, assess, and respond to biological threats or incidents. These efforts include expanding FBI outreach to the Life Sciences community to address biosecurity. Before being promoted to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Mr. You was a member of the FBI Los Angeles Field Office Joint Terrorism Task Force and served on the FBI Hazardous Evidence Response Team.

Mr. You has also been directly involved in policy-making efforts with a focus on biosecurity. He served as a Working Group member for the National Security Council Interagency Policy Committee on Countering Biological Threats and is a current Ex Officio member of the NIH National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. He also serves on two National Academies committees, the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats and the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law’s Forum on Synthetic Biology.

This forum is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaii Section.



 

What is the Community Forum in Chemistry?  

• Its goal is to increase learning in chemistry for all students (and community members).

• A practicing professional discusses a chemistry related topic that is relevant to everyday lives.

• During the forum audience participate by asking questions, sharing views and comments.

• Serves as a bridge between classroom and real-world applications.

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Co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society
- Hawaii Section