Eng, Lippa to open Mythbusters event

John Eng and Wayne Lippa won't be blowing up too much stuff at the Feb. 6 Mythbusters event, but they will be setting a few things on fire, all the while teaching the sold-out crowd about chemistry in a fun and inventive way.

Together, Eng and Lippa have been promoting chemistry in the community as The Chem Guys for a decade. Their goal is to displace the general public dislike of chemistry with a message that chemistry is fun.

Eng has a BSc in Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University and has been teaching chemistry at the
U of L since January 1987. Lippa has a BSc/BEd degree from the U of L and has been teaching at the University since August 1997.

They'll serve as the opening act for Saturday night's Mythbusters event at the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness. The Science Alberta Foundation and Suncor Energy Foundation are partnering with the University to host MythBusters Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci as part of the Science Happens Here program.

Imahara is a former animatronics engineer and model maker for George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic. Belleci worked for ILM for eight years as a model builder, sculptor and painter.

Both Eng and Lippa are available to drop in to schools with their traveling road show, and can be contacted at

Making things explode is a staple of their shows.

For more information on chemistry studies at the University of Lethbridge, follow this Chemistry link. Or follow these links to check out John Eng and Wayne Lippa.