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Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction discussed as part of educational series

Brittany Markert
Doug Simons, president of Enstrom Candies, will talk on Thursday, May 14, during a Changing Landscapes of Science lecture. He will talk about the changes in technology in the candy-making world.
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WHAT: Changing Landscapes of Science lectures

WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Whitman Education Center, 248 S. Fourth St., Grand Junction

COST: $10 for adults/nonmembers, $5 for students and members

INFO: http://www.museumofwesternco.com

Come taste complimentary treats from Enstrom Candies and stay for a “Changing Landscapes of Science” talk by Doug Simons, president of Enstrom. The event is planned for Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and members. It will be held at Whitman Education Center, located at 248 S. Fourth St., in Grand Junction.

His presentation will cover the way the candy-making business has evolved over the past 35 years.

“I will talk about the changes in manufacturing technology and some of the innovations in the industry,” Simons said.

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This is just one of many talks held throughout the year, hosted by John McConnell Math and Science Center and Museum of Western Colorado. The events have been held for the last four years.

“Many had wished for a number of years that they had an adult venue to talk about ideas in science and what’s happening, and not in an academic way,” said Teresa Coons, co-founder of Changing Landscapes of Science. “It’s talking about topics and ideas for an educated public who, without a strong science background, are curious about the world.”

Each year of talks offered a different theme, using local experts — like space and the geology of Colorado. This year’s theme is technology.

“It’s been fun to tap into a lot of different interests living in the valley and what is happening locally,” Coons said.

Talks are open to the public, including students of all ages. Crowd attendance varies from 25 to 100 people depending on topic discussed.

“People like to hear about what’s going on in the business community,” Simons said. “It’s always fun to collaborate and share information.”

For more information, visit http://www.museumofwesternco.com.

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