Dawood Afzal and David Wohlers, professors of chemistry, traveled to Denver, Colo., to the 249th meeting of the American Chemical Society the weekend of March 21. Afzal serves as councilor of the Mark Twain local section and represents the local section at each national meeting. As councilor, Afzal also participates on the committee on minority affairs. Wohlers made an oral presentation at a symposium sponsored by the Division of Professional Relations regarding hands-on STEM enrichment programs for persons with disabilities. The title of his talk was “Exemplars of Summer Enrichment Programs for Students with Disabilities Hosted Around the World.” He spoke of work he had done in 2010 in Tobago and work currently being done by others in Thika, Kenya, where the school for the blind is located. He also spoke of work recently embarked upon at the Laski Foundation in Poland.
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