Dr. Gloor and Ms. Brown

Spartanburg Methodist lights up the night with The Chemistry of Color, Tuesday, September 24th at 7 p.m.

Have you ever wondered why we see colors the way that we do? Or how Fireworks work? Or how you can make a glow stick at home? Well, wonder no more.

Spartanburg Methodist College will present The Chemistry of Color and our resident Chemists, Kathleen Brown and Dr. Brian Gloor, will be there to show you all of the amazing colorful things that a Chemist gets to enjoy. Make plans to come out and partake in the rainbow on Tuesday, September 24th at 7 p.m. in the Gibbs Auditorium located in Ellis Hall. Admission is FREE of charge.

Kathleen Brown is Director of the SMC Learning Community and Director of the Freshman Year Experience, and also serves as an adjunct professor of biology. Ms. Brown holds a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from Barry University and a M.Ed. in Natural Science from Converse College. Her co-host, SMC Professor of Chemistry Dr. Brian Gloor, holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Texas State University as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame.

In the spring of 2013, Dr. Gloor was inspired to give an assignment to students to let them have fun and get creative. The result was a video that made it to You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC_gT3TRPl0

“When you have to take things you have learned and make something from it and give students free reign, with some guidelines, you will be amazed at how much they know and what they can do. I love to see my students work together and take what they learned and put it into context. They still talk about the video and sing the song when I see them. It was fun to be a part of that learning experience,” shared Dr. Gloor.