How I Learned to Love Chemistry (or Watch Dr. Laude Blow Stuff Up)

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Dr. David Laude

Professor of Chemistry
Senior Vice Provost
The University of Texas at Austin

What is the talk about?

Chemistry is easy. Dr. Laude is tired of everyone taking three steps back every time he tells them that he is a chemist. He will demonstrate how a few simple, recurring ideas in chemistry can help you understand concepts like climate change, how batteries work, and how food is made. Dr. Laude will also create explosions and cap your evening by making liquid nitrogen ice cream for everyone.

About our presenter

Dr. David Laude

Dr. David Laude

David Laude struggled and worried in college until finding his love of chemistry. Today, he is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor in UT Austin’s Department of Chemistry. He is well-known in the UT community for his engaging Chemistry 301 classes. Dr. Laude is also Senior Vice Provost, and was recently featured in the Sunday New York Times Magazine for his work on improving higher education.