Breaking Bad and the Chemistry Classroom

Oct 1, 2013

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Now that we're reeling at the prospect of life after "Breaking Bad," let's find out about the real lives of chemistry teachers! Hear from Dr. Donna Nelson, the consultant "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan hired to make sure the on-screen science was correct, and then go beyond the test tubes, and meet some chemistry teachers to hear about what actually goes on in the classroom.

What did you learn in the chemistry classroom? What's the future of understanding and harnessing the power of chemistry? Remember to wear your safety goggles for this Colin McEnroe Show.


  • Dr. Donna Nelson is a professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, and served as the science advisor for "Breaking Bad." She is coming to New Haven on Thursday October 24 as a keynote speaker at the Northeast Regional meeting of the American Chemical Society.
  • Tiffany Hesser is a chemistry lecturer at the University of New Haven.
  • Andrew Bramante is a chemistry and science research teacher at Greenwich High School.
  • Henry DePhillips is a Professor Emeritus of chemistry at Trinity College.
  • Dr. David Evans is Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association.

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