An Associated Press story features eight Pennsylvania colleges which were awarded grants as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s $50 million national science initiative, the most schools for any state in the country. Read More
Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors traveled with chemistry faculty to Bloomsburg University to present their research at the intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention. Read More
Andrea Casuras, a junior Chemistry major, and her 2011 Summer Fellows mentor, Dr. Codrina Popescu, presented a poster entitled “Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Model Complexes for the Active Site of the Enzyme [FeFe]-Hydrogenase”, at the 2012 American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Poster Session, Read More
Science in Motion’s service to area schools and possible funding cuts are featured in The Reading Eagle. The program, run by Ursinus College, is explained in the article, which quotes Professor of Chemistry Victor Tororelli, who directs the program.
2010 Ursinus graduate Aakash K. Shah, of Cliffside Park, N.J. is Ursinus’s first Rhodes Scholar, it was announced by the Rhodes Trust. Shah is now in his first year at Harvard Medical School. Shah graduated in May with distinguished honors research in sociology and honors research in biology and neuroscience. He received bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Neuroscience and Inequality Studies, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Read More
It makes sense that most media attention has focused on the environmental impact of the BP oil spill on marine life, especially on the coastal ecosystems, says Dr. Joseph Prospero 1956, Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. But the dangers from the petroleum outflow could extend beyond the sea and land, he says. Read More