Sat, Feb 19|
Black History Saturday School
Join us every Saturday in February from 10am-11am for Black History Saturday School. Educators from our community will lead us on a historical journey spanning from African Kingdoms to Reconstruction. This series is a perfect event for middle school aged children and up & is open to the public!
Time & Location
Feb 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
About the Event
This Saturday (2/19) we'll be joined by Clarice Evone Phelps. Clarice is an American nuclear chemist researching the processing of radioactive transuranic elements at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She was part of ORNL's team that collaborated with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research to discover tennessine (element 117). The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) recognizes her as the first African-American woman to be involved with the discovery of a chemical element.
Phelps was formerly in the US Navy Nuclear Power Program. At ORNL, Phelps manages programs in the Department of Energy's Isotope & Fuel Cycle Technology Division investigating industrial uses of nickel-63 and selenium-75.[