Mar 4th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
As part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration, the American Chemical Society Maryland Section is working on a history project to preserve more than 70 years of the Chesapeake Chemist newsletter. To this end, the Stevenson University ACS Club stepped up to the plate and scanned 50 years’ worth of newsletters into digital format. For this tremendous efforts, the SU ACS club was presented with a certificate of achievement from the Maryland Section at the February Meeting.
Mar 3rd, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Three 2010 chemistry alumni, Becki Shook, Alyssa Pawlowicz and Janine Ladzinski are all co-workers at Taylor Technologies, a water testing company. They enjoy seeing each other and working together!
Feb 27th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Rebecca Hollins (BS Chem ’12) is currently a student at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She went to Honduras this winter to work at a health clinic. Becca shared these two pictures from her trip: ”In one, I am taking a patient’s blood pressure and in the other I am constructing a makeshift height chart to measure the children in clinic (measured out by knowing that 2 of my fingers were an inch, seeing as resources were limited).” She credits the liberal arts aspect of her SU degree for allowing her to be culturally aware and to respect the beliefs and values of her patients and colleagues.
Feb 23rd, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Department was pleased to host a baby shower for faculty and staff in the School of the Sciences in honor of the upcoming arrival of Dr. Will Hodge’s baby. Dr. Hodge and his wife, Dr. Lynne Hodge, were showered with lots of useful gifts and good wishes.
Feb 19th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Biochemistry sophomore, McKenzie Taggart, was busy taking the melting point of an unknown compound to determine whether its identity as ferrocene or acetylferrocene. When she’s not busy with classes, McKenzie, who is from Denver, plays on the SU Women’s Ice Hockey team. Go Mustangs!
Feb 15th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
We’re very excited to house a new ion chromatograph. This instrument will be used by Dr. Michelle Ivey (pictured) and her research student, Chris Griffin, for research analyzing nutrients in food. This instrument is an exciting addition to our instrument room and Dr. Ivey and Chris are very excited to get started!
Feb 10th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Callum Robinson is playing in the World Lacrosse Championship this summer. He will be representing Australia, his native country, and will be one of the starting players. The World Lacrosse Championship takes place in Denver this July.
Feb 5th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Current students, faculty and staff welcomed prospective freshmen students to campus on Saturday. The prospective students were given the opportunity to participate in workshops related to their intended major, meet faculty and students, and learn about clubs and organizations on campus. The ACS Club came out in full force to welcome our prospective students. Chemistry junior, Shelby Litz is shown in front of the ACS table with the periodic table she made out of candy. What a delicious treat!
Feb 2nd, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Chemistry junior, Stephen Dennis, had a unique situation during the SOS Poster Session. Stephen had completed two research projects, one in the summer and one in the fall. Although he worked with Dr. Tracey Mason during both research experiences, the projects differed. Stephen is shown here in front of both of his posters! He was happy to speak about both of his projects, one on studying the effectiveness of iodo platinum II compounds against human cancer cells in culture and the other studying cell survivability of T-T intrastrand cross-link transfected mammalian cells in culture. Stephen loved both experiences!
Jan 29th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Chemistry junior, Chris Griffin, spent the fall semester planning how to use ion chromatography to study the nitrate and nitrite content in meats and vegetables under the direction of Dr. Michelle Ivey. He presented what he had learned at the SOS Poster Session. Now that our new ion chromatograph is here and running, Chris will work this spring with Dr. Ivey on this research.