WATCH – New Field: Podcaster Fascinated By Benedictine’s ‘Extra-Terrestrial Chemist’

What is astro-chemistry and what can it tell us about the origins of life? Dr. Paulo Braiuca loves chemistry, and does a deep dive into that and more with Christopher Shingledecker of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

See his conversation with Dr. Shingledecker below, or click here to watch it on YouTube on the podcast, “Bringing Chemistry to Life,” is billed as “Conversations with the brightest chemical minds,” the podcast recently focused on Dr. Shingledecker an astro-chemist and Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Benedictine College.  Shingledecker answers such questions as: How did you become an Astro-chemist? Is it exciting to be in a new field with so much potential for new discovery? What unexpected things do chemicals do in environments lacking what we take for granted on earth?


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Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

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