Friday, April 17, 2015

Dinner & Presentation

"Birds, Bird Watching, Bird Chemistry, and Why Dr. King Reminds me of a Vulture"
After a fowl meal, prepared by our resident chefs, Dr. Tricia Stan gave a presentation entitled "Birds, Bird Watching, Bird Chemistry, and Why Dr. King Reminds me of a Vulture". 
Be sure to ask a student or Dr. Stan about the vulture comment. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Environmental Chemistry Students Collect Stream Soil Samples

Students will quantify the amount of various metal ions accumulating in the stream bed soil.

If it's not messy, it's not fun!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Organic Research Projects in Full Swing

The tradition of research projects in the Organic Chemistry 2 course continues.  Here, a few of the students in the "analytical group" prepare a batch of samples to be analyzed by GCMS.  
Be sure to ask the students in Organic Chemistry what there working on!

Taylor University Breaks Ground for new Campus Center

Students, faculty, administration, staff, trustees, alumni and many guests attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Larita R. Borne Campus Center.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Demo Night

Some of our favorite demonstrations were on display Tuesday evening, including lots of fire, colors, smoke, and slime!  Here are a few examples...

Dr. Hammond doing balloon animals before he shrunk them with liquid nitrogen.

Dr. King lighting some flammable vapors on fire.

Dr. Kroll and James making ice cream with liquid nitrogen.

Dr. Stan shares some tips on making slime, nylon, and how to shrink peeps.

Dr. Magers ignites a variety of metals and makes some pretty colors.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

5 TU Chemistry Students Present Research at the Indiana Academy ofScience

Emily Hart, Jon Gray, Nathan Pavey, Drew Pemberton, and Haram Ko (right to left) each presented their research at the annual IAS meeting in Indianapolis.  Their research projects included topics such as reaction kinetics, metal concentrations in fish organs, an integrated instrumental methodology for FTIR, TGA, and GCMS, and assessing Essential Tremors.  Be sure to ask them about their experience!