Less than a minute after Robert Chappell first heard steelpannist Liam Teague’s “hands like lightning,” he knew what he must do.
“When Liam first came to NIU in January of 1993, everybody obviously recognized him as a major talent. You heard him play for 30 seconds, and you knew what he had going on,” Chappell says.
The NIU Chemistry Club invites the public to “Chem Blast ’09” at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in Faraday Hall 143.
“Our demonstrations in the past have involved small explosions,” says Professor David Ballantine, faculty adviser to the Chem Club. “So, we’ve decided to take on the new title of ‘Chem Blast’ for our spring event.”