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Chemistry News


Lycoming College announces new biochemistry major

Lycoming College has added a new major in biochemistry to its program offerings as part of its ongoing commitment to curricular innovation. Available beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, the new program places Lycoming in the company of the best liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation, and will enable Lycoming to broaden its curriculum, faculty, and coursework, to better attract, retain and graduate exceptional students.

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Lycoming College appoints six faculty members with endowed professorships

Lycoming College is pleased to announce the appointments of endowed professorships to six faculty members. Made possible by established gifts to the College, endowed professorships are one of the highest honors that Lycoming awards faculty members to recognize a career marked by exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Lycoming College faculty and students make an impact in the Dominican Republic

Travel to the Dominican Republic provided an interdisciplinary approach for Lycoming College faculty and students in the departments of political science, chemistry, and education, as well as the Center for Energy and the Future, in May 2018. Participants continued to advance the Warrior Coffee Project, studied reliable drinking water sources and the chemical composition of green coffee, helped bring impoverished populations more reliable access to energy, and developed improved pedagogical programming.

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Lycoming College chemistry professors provide local students with hands-on STEM experience

Lycoming College chemistry professors recently connected with local schools to explore STEM issues that provide them with a basic understanding of everyday science. Through multiple partnerships, two Lycoming College chemistry faculty members conducted experiments alongside students in order to illustrate unique chemical reactions and offer valuable experience with intricate lab instrumentation.

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Lycoming College chemistry student-faculty research benefits areas of health, manufacturing

Three Lycoming College students worked with chemistry professors at Lycoming College to perform fundamental research in multiple areas of chemistry.

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Lycoming College students inducted into chemistry honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society inducted several students during a ceremony in October.

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Chemistry research at Lycoming College benefits from grant for specialized equipment

Lycoming College’s Chemistry Department will benefit from a 2016 Memorial National College Grant of $10,000 from the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. The grant is sponsored by the conference, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

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Lycoming welcomes fifteen new faculty members

Lycoming College welcomed fifteen new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Lycoming breaks ground for new Lynn Science Center

Lycoming College celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Lynn Science Center on June 18. The three-level, 26,000-square-foot facility will connect to the north end of the existing Heim Biology and Chemistry Building and will include a planetarium, classrooms, research and teaching labs, computer labs, faculty offices, student lounges and an atrium. Board chair Peter Lynn ’69 and his wife, Joyce, have made the leadership gift for the facility, which is expected to open for the 2015 fall semester.

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Math and Science Saturday to be held at Lycoming

Lycoming College will host a Math and Science Saturday for high school sophomores and juniors March 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The open house offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to explore the college’s biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics, and mathematics departments, as well as special programs, such as pre-medicine.

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Lycoming students present research at University of Maryland symposium

Six Lycoming College students recently presented their research at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium. They were accompanied by Charles Mahler, Ph.D., chemistry professor, and Jeff Newman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the biology department.

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Chemistry students participate in summer research

The Lycoming College Department of Chemistry is hosting five students this year for its summer research program and four students will be involved in off-campus internship and research opportunities.

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Two faculty members part of state science, technology educational partnership

Lycoming College recently hosted a meeting and planning session for the Pennsylvania Multi-Region Math Science STEM Partnership Project, an approximately $4.2 million three-year grant that will educate teachers across the state for professional development in science and math common core standards.

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Chemistry students perform experiments

Lycoming College junior and senior chemistry majors recently gave a demonstration colloquium featuring a variety of experiments.

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