Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Study Break

Dr. Kroll hosted his traditional final exam study break with lots of food and fun!



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mole Day - Pumpkin Carving Department Dinner

In honor of National Mole Day, the Great Pumpkin, and hungry chemistry students everywhere the department celebrated with its second social of the semester at 6:03 10/24. Foods that sound like the American Chemical Society mascot (guacamole, mole poblano, and squeeky-squeeky) were on the menu.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Students Visit Eli Lilly

Two chemistry students participated in the Analytical Outreach program at Eli Lilly's central facility in Indianapolis on Friday, October 17. The program invites select students from mid-west universities to tour Lilly's analytical laboratories and learn from Lilly employees what it is like to work in the pharmaceutical industry. No cameras are allowed in the complex, so here is the group posing outside visitor's center.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Local Watershed Study - Environmental Chemistry

Students in the Environmental Chemistry course performed a chemical assessment of the local Mississinewa watershed. Following a significant rain, students dispersed across the county collecting water samples from each significant tributary to and including the Mississinewa River. Dissolved oxygen, nitrate, total nitrogen, ammonia, phosphate, total phosphorus, pH, conductivity, and turbidity levels were tested.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Homecoming Department Reunion

The Chemistry Department will be hosting a casual meeting time for department alumni, family, and friends after the football game on Saturday of homecoming. We'll gather in Nussbaum 301 from around 4:00 - 5:30 on October 11th. Snacks and beverages will be provided. I've been told that Dr. Kroll is planning to make something special! Please feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. We all look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hoosier River Watch

On Saturday, September 27th, Dr. King and several students from the Environmental Chemistry class helped to training area middle school teachers to monitor local streams and rivers with their students as part of the Hoosier River Watch program. Specifically, Dr. King and the Environmental Chemistry students were responsible for training the teachers to perform a battery of chemical tests to assess the water quality of streams and rivers. The state-wide River Watch program encourages middle school science classes to perform routine river quality assessments and reporting of data

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Women of Chemistry Lucheon

The Women of Chemistry had their first get together of the year on Friday September 26th. We took over the east end of the hall for a pizza and salad lunch. With five new women majors joining the department this year and eleven returning students we needed the space! The choco bar cookies from a recipe of Dr. Stan's grandmother and getting to know each other were the highlights.