The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) offers the presentation “Chocolate: Food of the Gods ” by Howard and Sally Peters, chemists who are experts on the many attributes of chocolate. The event is Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the Modesto Junior College West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. Both the program and parking are free.
The Peters, who live in Menlo Park, California and are known as “Mr. and Mrs. Chocolate” because of their use of the delectable sweet, will discuss the chemistry, history, health effects and other wonders of chocolate.
They were the joint recipients of the highly prestigious 2016 American Chemical Society Helen M. Free Award for outstanding public outreach. Some chocolate samples will be provided. For those attendees who stay to the "bitter" end, there will be a free drawing for a ten-pound bar of Guittard dark, bittersweet chocolate.
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The MAPS event is intended for people over 12 years of age. MAPS programs are made possible by contributions from ASMJC, the MJC Foundation and the MJC STEM program.
The spring 2017 line-up of MAPS presentations also includes:
February 24 – “Flight of the Living Dead” – Professor John Hafernik, CSU San Francisco, a TEDx speaker and an expert on honeybees, will present his extensive research with parasitic wasps that turn them into "zombees."The presentation is at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on the MJC West Campus.
March 17 – “A Physics Show” – Frank Cascarano of Foothill College will present a series of exciting physics demonstrations appropriate for people of all ages. This 7:30 p.m. presentation is cosponsored by and will be held at the State Theater, 1307 J Street, Modesto.
April 7 – TBA
For more information about the MAPS program visit the website http://maps.events.mjc.edu/, the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Modesto-Area-Partners-in-Science/244618054801.