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Impossible2Possible takes George Agnes to Bolivian Andes

May 13, 2011
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George Agnes, associate dean of Graduate Studies, is travelling in Bolivia for the next 12 days as part of the Impossible2Possible expedition, where he and his fellow adventurers will run 250 km over the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world.

In partnership with Simon Fraser University and the International Year of Chemistry, i2P will conduct a series of experiments in this remarkable environment that will bring the principles of chemistry alive. These experiments, under the supervision of George Agnes, a chemistry professor that is joining the expedition team, will be broadcast live to participating schools and posted on the i2P website.

As the mission’s science advisor, George will be supervising chemistry experiments each day which will be broadcast to thousands of high school students around the world. The students will also be able to do the experiments simultaneously in their classrooms and ask him questions in real-time.

Ray Zahab CTV In-Depth Interview from GOi2P on Vimeo.

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