Professors receive award

Jim Baker and Darcey Wayment received an award of $1000 from the Fourchon Oilmen’s Association in December 2012.  The money will be used to develop a “Chemistry Road Show” that will be presented to area high school students.  This program will introduce Junior and Senior level students to a Chemistry Laboratory experience to find out what is present in petroleum and the methods used to do this analysis.

Mini-spectrometer donated

Jim Baker, Glenn Lo and Darcey Wayment received a donation of equipment worth $2,200 from Vernier Software and Technology in January 2013.  The mini-spectrometer (for measuring the emission and absorbance of light) and the mini-gas chromatograph (separates  molecules) will be used to develop a “Chemistry Road Show” for area high school chemistry students.