Kaisa Young receives award

Kaisa Young was recently awarded a Professional Development Award from the Association for Women in Science.  This multi-disciplinary, national program provides travel funding for early career scientists to attend a conference or training.  Dr. K. Young was one of only two scientists to receive this award in 2013.

Professors receive university award

Chad Young, Kaisa Young, & Jim Baker received a Nicholls Instructional Technology award in February 2013.  This award provided for binoculars, iPods, and other materials to provide star parties to the students of Nicholls.  In February and March, Drs. K. Young and Baker have hosted 1 nighttime star party and several solar viewing opportunities.

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.