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NECC Professor to Present on Serendipity in Science

Submitted by on July 10, 2014 – 3:53 pm
Professor Mike Cross

Professor Mike Cross

Mike Cross, professor of chemistry at Northern Essex Community College, will give a presentation titled “Serendipity in Science” at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead, NH on Monday, July 14 at 7p.m.

Free and open to the public, this presentation will discuss how some of the most incredible breakthroughs in science were accidental. Cross will discuss the invention of penicillin, Silly Putty, NutraSweet, and more, as well as how the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded for something that most created in kindergarten.

Cross holds a Ph.D in organic chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA.

This presentation is made possible through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau. For more information on the speakers’ bureau, visit the college’s website or contact Ernie Greenslade, director of public relations, at 978-556-3862 or

For more information on this presentation, contact Janet Arden at the library, or 603-329-6411.