Sam Kean

Head profile of Sam KeanImage of the book cover of The Disappearing Spoon

We are excited to announce that Sam Kean will be a featured plenary speaker at this year’s ChemEd conference. Sam is the author of The Disappearing Spoon, one of Amazon’s top ten science books in 2010. This book is a delightful read about the periodic table.

Originally from South Dakota, Sam Kean currently writes from Washington DC for many publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Smithsonian Air & Space, and The New Scientist. During his time as a student, Sam studied both English and physics, and went on to earn a master’s degree in library science. His latest book is Violinist’s Thumb.

Thanks to uWaterloo Retail Services for sponsoring this plenary.