Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Professor of Chemistry
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is renowned nationwide
for his chemical demonstration programs, and in particular
for his annual presentation,
Once Upon a Christmas
In the Lab of Shakhashiri.
years, this science-oriented entertainment has played
to packed houses at such varied locations as the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, the National Academy of Sciences
and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in
Washington and Boston's Museum of Science, as well as
being televised by stations across the country.