1. Name – I am Chris Knutson
  2. Area of study / position title – I am an instructor of chemistry.
  3. Why chemistry? (What about it initially interested you, etc.) – I first became interested in chemistry when my father became ill with cancer due to chemical exposure, and was subsequently treated with chemistry.  Luckily for me, he lived through that ordeal.  Then, while working as a lawn and garden specialist, I ended up selling massive amounts of the chemicals that gave my dad cancer over the counter to anyone who decided that they wanted to pour them into the groundwater.  At that point, I realized that improving chemical education is needed in this country so I decided to become part of the solution to that problem.
  4. Research focus (in non-science terms) or basic job duties?  I teach future engineers about the wonders of small-scale matter, and the basics of materials science.
  5. One thing that you truly love about your job?  I love working with the talented youth who want nothing more than to make the world better for their children than they inherited it.
  6. One interesting/strange factoid about yourself.  I am a Lego maniac.
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