Our work in the laboratory is extremely important, however the work that we do outside of the laboratory is just as important.
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The mission of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is to build an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology. The Pittsburgh chapter of the NOBCChE was started in 2010 and includes undergraduate and graduate students, along with postdoctoral fellows from Pitt, CMU, Duquesne, and other local universities. As active members, we participate in regional and national conferences, host chapter meetings, provide professional and scientific development activities, and engage in community outreach activities for K through 12 students. If you are interested in becoming a chapter member or learning more about us, please contact us.
Brain Fitness Bootcamp
In collaboration with Pitt Science Outreach and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), the Brain Fitness Bootcamp was developed to increase awareness about healthy brain aging and how to adopt lifestyle choices that help fight Alzheimer’s disease. Find out more about the Brain Fitness Bootcamp at http://www.pittscienceoutreach.com/ or research studies carried out at the ADRC at www.adrc.pitt.edu. It is our hope that the Brain Fitness Bootcamp will be used to increase awareness about AD, provide a means to promote healthy brain aging, and provide an opportunity for the community to sign up for research studies at the Pitt ADRC. We are especially interested in sharing these events in underserved communities where health disparities in AD exist and much research participation is needed.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease Our group participated in the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. We walked as a part of Colbert’s Wings Team in support of Aynia Dorsey, Miss Black PA US Ambassador 2015. Monies raised during the walk are used to support Alzheimer’s disease research.
Other local organizations that the RASR team is involved in: Women’s Chemist Committee, American Chemical Society, Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.