Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congratulations to Professor Peter McCasland!

Peter McCasland has been an adjunct professor in our department for many years.  Recently he was  awarded merit status and this evening was presented a plaque honoring his award.  Promotion to merit status is based, in part, on teaching excellence.  Prof. McCasland serves the department well by teaching several sections of freshman laboratory each year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Student Adam Kaylor presents at NCUR

Following up Professor Muna's talk in Atlanta, her student Adam Kaylor heads north to Ithaca, New York this weekend to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Adam will give a poster presentation of their work (done with previous student Bonnie Jaskowski) on the electrochemical detection of steroidal estrogens.  

Monday, March 21, 2011

Professor Grace Muna presents at PITTCON

Over spring break, Professor Grace Muna gave an oral presentation titled “Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Phenolic Estrogenic Compounds at a Nickel Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode” regarding research done with chemistry undergraduates Adam Kaylor and Bonnie Jaskowski.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another season of science fairs ends

Once again the faculty and students of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry volunteered their time at local science fairs.  Putting down their chalk and picking up their gavels, professors Bill Feighery and Doug McMillen marched off to St. Anthony of Padua School, St. Monica School, and Marion High School to judge science projects.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Arsenic: A Matter of Life and Death!

Professor Gretchen Anderson, our biochemist, will speak to the Biology-Chemistry Club on Tuesday, March 8th at 4:00 PM in NS 125.  Anderson routinely "employs" several undergraduate students, making her lab a busy place.  This is part of a series of talks, organized by the club, concerning research at IU South Bend.