The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) has acted as a beacon of support for black chemists and chemical engineers since 1972. In particular, the Iowa State chapter of NOBCChE has set out to assist members with professional development and academic encouragement.
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When most of us think “recycling,” we don’t also immediately think “music.” But innovative students at Iowa State are collaborating across disciplines to find the perfect harmony between materials science, reducing waste, and creating new musical instruments.
In the Recyclables Evolved from Offscouring Remade to Music (REFORM) project, students from areas in engineering, particularly materials science and engineering, are working together with student in music and theatre to reduce plastic waste at Iowa State by gathering plastic materials and transforming them into durable plastic musical instruments.