Chemistry Department News
At the start of the spring semester, six students and four faculty members received good news and learned that their applications for the Community-Based Service-Learning Civic Engagement grant had been approved. The College’s Center for Community Engagement funded the grant submissions to be put towards spring semester service-learning courses.
The Annual Science Scholars Program Symposium Lecture will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martha Mutschler-Chu ’75, Professor in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Basil 135. It is free and open to the public.
St. John Fisher College has received a $250,000 grant from the Finger Lakes Regional Development Council as part of the Council’s $59.8 million award made to the Finger Lakes region from Governor Andrew Cuomo last week.
Fisher students have taken service-learning just down the road to two East Rochester schools to bring science programs to in-school and after-school programs. Over 40 Fisher students in two classes brought science research and enrichment to students in the district.
For the third year in a row, St. John Fisher College faculty participated in the “Brain Game,” the annual fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, on October 10.
Dr. Irene Kimaru, Associate Professor of Chemistry, gave a seminar presentation at the State University of New York at Brockport on September 26.
St. John Fisher College inducted four alumni into the College’s Science and Technology Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, September 26.
Danielle Kieck ’14, a Chemistry major and Biology minor, has been busy in the campus labs all summer deep in a research project that she hopes will raise basic awareness of community composting and the risks associated with it.
Dr. Kristina Lantzky-Eaton, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department, recently attended the 2013 Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Leadership Institute at Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado.
The Annual Science Scholars Program Symposium Lecture will feature keynote speaker Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre, a nanomaterials scientist, educator, aspiring astronaut, and chief science officer at Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation.