State Scientist Day was yesterday, May 10, at the State Capitol, an annual event that includes a science fair for students from local schools. Scientists from CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry participated with several fascinating demonstrations.
In this video, students learn about polymers, an essential moisture-absorbing substance in modern diapers.
In this video students were shown the happy miracle of soap bubbles.
CDFA’s Center for Analytic Chemistry has been providing chemical analysis for the people of California since the mid 1920’s. It uses state of the art equipment and processes to test fruits, vegetables, nuts, animal feed, and milk to ensure that pesticide and chemical levels are within national and international standards.
Scientists from CDFA’s Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services and the Division of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services also participated in State Scientist Day.