Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
The Graduate Report is in... "Excellence"
Congratulations to the 2013 class Chemistry graduates for helping the department earn an Excellence rating of 100%!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Two Undergrads Co-Author Paper:
Two chemistry undergraduates co-authored a research paper entitled “Analysis of Iron and Calcium in a Geothermal System Outflow Steam”. The paper investigates the concentration of iron and calcium within an artificial stream created as part of the newly constructed Euler Science Complex. The ground water, rich in hardness ions (primarily iron and calcium), that is used as part of the building’s geothermal cooling system returns to the environment via an esthetically constructed streambed that runs through campus. The study reveals the successful removal of iron and calcium from the water as a result of natural oxidation processes which are encouraged by using a rocky streambed and waterfall.
Timothy Griffiths, Emily Hart, Patricia Stan, and Daniel King.
“Analysis of Iron and Calcium in a Geothermal System Outflow Steam”.
Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 122, 35-39, 2013.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Student Research and Attending ACSM
Plans are in place for two chemistry students to attend the national meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Orlando, FL along with an interdisciplinary team of biologist and exercise science students and faculty from Taylor. Additionally, four students will be research here in Upland this summer. Their projects involve developing analytical methods for analysis of blood metabolites, analysis of metals in tissue, analysis of thermal decomposition, and assessing physiological tremors. The summer research students will be blogging here, throughout the summer, so stop by or follow this blog to see their progress!