EMAP Weekly Seminar Speakers: Spring 2020


01.16.2020 – Color Additives

Dr. Neely Belai – Chemist, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Office of Cosmetics and Colors, FDA

Annie Rao

01.23.2020 – Career Services Available to Graduate Students at Georgetown

Annie Rao – Director, Graduate Career Center, Georgetown University


02.06.2020 – Government Affairs and Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

Curtis J. Zimmermann – Manager, BASF Government Liaison


02.13.2020 – Over 90% of the World’s Population Breathe Unhealthy Air

Robert O’Keefe – Vice President of the Health Effect Institute


02.20.2020 – Three Million Birds Lost: The Disappearance of North American Birds and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Pete Marra – Director, Georgetown Environment Initiative


02.27.2020 – Microplastic Pollution: An Overview

Dr. Anna-Marie Cook – EPA Region 9, Superfund and Technology Liaison


03.05.2020 – Alternative Paths in Environmentalism: Using Science in Halls of Congress to Influence Policy and Legislation

Tiffany Crawford – EPA Office of Science and Technology
Office of Water


02.26.2020 – On the Safe Drinking Water Act

Tracy Mehan – Executive Director, Government Affairs, American Water Works Association


04.02.2020 – An Ecologist in the World of Environmental Policymaking

Dr. Ann Bartuska – Senior Advisor, Resources for the Future

Lea Kauffman

04.16.2020 – Science Writing & Communication

Leah R Kauffman – Director of Communications, NIST Material Measurement Lab


04.23.2020 – Career Perspectives: Beyond Shoulder Shrugging to Figuring It Out

Dr. Brandon Jones – NSF program director