Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Early-Bird Registration Fee: $1,000
Regular Registration: $1,050
If you have forgotten the alkane series, are at a loss over functional groups and completely confused about acids and bases, then this course will gently guide you through the fundamentals of organic chemistry. The course is divided into morning lectures and discussion and afternoon practical, hands-on labs. Topics will include bonding and structure, functional groups, acids and bases, polymers, paper chemistry and textile chemistry.
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Dr. Sheila Fairbrass Siegler has a first degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. She is a Member Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the IIC, and a Professional Associate of the AIC. She trained as a paper conservator at Camberwell College, London, graduating in 1972. Sheila is an Accredited Paper Conservator in Europe. Before moving to America, she worked for 10 years in the conservation department at the Tate Gallery, London and subsequently worked as a free-lance paper conservator for several major museums and government institutions. She was the Head of Paper Conservation at the Nebraska State Historical Society Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center from 2005-2007 and is now a free-lance conservator, lecturer and writer, living in Omaha Nebraska. She is summer faculty at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches Conservation Science to the students on the conservation course at The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record.