Grady-Stack award

University of Wisconsin-Madison chemist Bassam Shakhashiri is this year's winner of the American Chemical Society’s James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public. Shakhashiri has given more than 1500 invited public presentations, his entertaining demonstrations pack lecture theaters around the world. With the help of fire, dry ice, gases and solutions, Shakhashiri’s demonstrations help audiences grasp diverse scientific concepts, but the biggest lesson he shares is that “Science is Fun.”