Got Water?The Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “Got Water?” with Candace Kairies-Beatty, Jeanne Franz and Jen Zemke at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Stark Hall 103.

The lecture will address the global availability of non-polluted fresh water for drinking, agriculture and food production, and the production of numerous goods and services. This talk will focus on the broader aspects of global water consumption and will also highlight water contaminants of emerging concern and innovative treatment methods.

Candace L. Kairies-Beatty has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Westminster College, an M.S. in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh. Kairies-Beatty has been a part of WSU’s Geoscience Department since 2007. Her area of expertise is in environmental geochemistry, specifically the treatment of acid mine drainage.

Jennifer Zemke earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Winona State University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Oregon, where she studied semiconductor nanoparticles for solar cell applications. Zemke currently applies her expertise in altering the surface of nanoparticles to continue her solar cell research and to utilize these materials in new applications including ion sensing water treatment.

Jeanne Franz has a B.A. in Chemistry from Augustana College, and a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. Franz has been a part of the Chemistry department at WSU since 1996. Her research interests include development of analytical methods for the detection of emerging contaminants in various matrices, particularly waterwaste.

This event is free and open to the public.

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