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Middle school students learn about chemistry during National Chemistry Week.  Three chemistry undergraduates helped lead the activities.

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The New Hampshire TechFest, in Windham, is a festival of science and technology providing hands on learning opportunities for middle and high school students to encourage them to pursue careers in the STEM disciplines.  Jeremiah Duncan and four undergraduate students (Patrick Gile, Katie Hills-Kimball, Andrew Hornberger, and Marc Tahtamoni), had several chemistry experiments for participants including: [...]

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Thank You Cards From Local Third Graders

Thank you cards from a ‘Chemists Celebrate Earth Day’ visit with local third graders.  Aparna Waghe, Marguerite Crowell, and undergraduates Pat Gile (chemistry education) and Jake Vallimont (chemistry) looked at natural pigments of plants, the effect of acid rain on plant growth and development, and other activities with the students in April.

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“Nanoscale silver: Current knowledge and data gaps in the environmental, health, and safety data”

On March 21, Jeremiah Duncan gave an invited presentation entitled “Nanoscale silver: Current knowledge and data gaps in the environmental, health, and safety data” in the Nanotechnology and the Environment: Emphasis on Green Nanotechnology session at the American Chemical Society Fall 2010 National Meeting in San Francisco.

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Jeremiah Duncan Discusses the use of Pesticides in Lawn Care

On February 10, Jeremiah Duncan served as an invited member of a panel to discuss the use of pesticides in lawn care.  The panel discussion was part of an event sponsored by Common Ground (Plymouth State University’s environmental and social justice student organization) and The Leah Collective (a local environmental activist group concerned with the [...]

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National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week was celebrated at the local middle school!  Anil Waghe, Marguerite Crowell, Kim Duncan, and four undergraduates led hands-on activities with Mr. Helgerson’s sixth graders.  Shannon Courcelle (chemistry education), AJ Dangelo and Jamie Reetz (physical science education), and David Ashley (chemistry) engaged students with investigations of pennies, silver, and copper and discussed the resulting [...]

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Welcome Jeremiah Duncan and Kimberly Duncan

We welcome Jeremiah Duncan and Kimberly Duncan to our department!  Jeremiah is our new Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and his wife is our new Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry and for the Center for the Environment.  They come to us from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Jon Goulette receives the Senior Chemistry

Senior Jon Goulette receives the Senior Chemistry Award from Dr. Susan Swope.

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Chemistry and Biotechnology Cook-out

Chemistry and Biotechnology students and faculty enjoy a day on the lake at the end of the year cook-out!

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

Anil Waghe and Marguerite Crowell and four PSU undergrads, visited Plymouth Elementary School students for “Chemists Celebrate Earth Day“.  Chemistry Education majors Patrick Gile, Shannon Courcelle, Ashley Maxner, and dual major in Chemistry/Meteorology Ian Axtell worked with students on activities exploring Green Chemistry.  A parent of one of the children commented on how excited her child was after [...]

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Department of Atmospheric Science & Chemistry

Department Chair:
Susan Swope

Boyd Hall
Phone: 603-535-2325
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Department News

High School Seniors Visit our Campus

National Chemistry Week

Thank You Cards From Local Third Graders

“Nanoscale silver: Current knowledge and data gaps in the environmental, health, and safety data”