As part of the year-long Washington College Celebration of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, Valeria C. Culotta, Ph.D. Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Caryn E. Outten, Ph.D., the University of South Carolina, and Rosette M. Roat-Malone, Ph.D., Washington College spoke on “Why Copper and Iron? Metal Ions We Need for Good Health,” in a symposium sponsored by the William James Forum and Sigma Xi.
The Delmarva Peninsula is well known for its beautiful rural working landscapes. Over the course of the next week students would spend time with farmers, academics, environmental watchdogs, lawyers and businessmen learning about how preserving the health of the land and the profitability of the farm are essential to a strong and thriving Chesapeake.
On October 19, students met with local riverkeepers and farmers to see their work first hand.