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Chemistry Professor Lee Marek featured on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ will speak at ISU-Idaho Falls Nov. 7

October 22, 2014
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Lee Marek, a University of Illinois chemistry professor featured regularly on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and other television programs, will demonstrate the power of chemistry during a presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Idaho State University-Idaho Falls.

His presentation, sponsored by the ISU Chemistry Club and the Local Idaho Section of the American Chemical Society, will take place in Room 200 of the Tingey Administration Building at University Place in Idaho Falls.

Marek will show a number of video clips from his appearances on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” He has been on 30 episodes of the show during the last 20 years, and one episode was nominated for an Emmy award.

On the show, Marek has demonstrated the power of chemistry by shooting an 8-foot ball of fire across the stage, dissolving the set, and letting loose 500 pounds of “Oobleck.”

Marek will be doing a few demonstrations with the audience, and if time allows, he will also show some of the other work he has done with “Window to the World,” FOX, “Inside Edition,” and U.K. TV.

For more information about Marek, his work and his appearances on the “Late Show,” go to


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