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Modesto Junior College

Presentation offered on Periodic Table Milestones

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) is offering a presentation on “Periodic Table Milestones and Real and Fake Elements” by Steven Murov, Modesto Junior College Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, on Friday, March, 22 at 7:30 p.m., (preshow 7:10), in Sierra Hall 132 on the MJC West Campus,  2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. Both the event and parking are open to the public and free of charge.

In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table and the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleev periodic table, Murov will discuss the history of the periodic table and some fictional elements such as kryptonite.  The talk includes demonstrations and is based in part on his websites - and

Murov was recently awarded the American Chemical Society’s 2018 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach.  He earned his B.S. at Harvey Mudd College and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.  He has authored or coauthored several editions of three books and published many journal articles and web sites.  Additional information is available at

This MAPS event is intended for ages 12 years and older.  MAPS programs are made possible by contributions from Modesto Junior College, Associated Students of MJC, MJC Foundation, Great Valley Museum, Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Teachers Association.

For more information about the MAPS program visit the website, the Facebook page