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$130,000 award funds new equipment for physics department

The physics department recently received an update to its technology in the form of lasers and optic systems. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

December 1, 2015

Within the past seven years, lasers and optics systems for the labs in the physics department have been transformed with the aid of several awards. Dr. Anna Petrova-Mayor, associate professor in the physics department, has been awarded $130,000 to update equipment for the lab classes she teaches and is...

Interactive learning environment aims to improve student success

Dr. Erik Wasinger, chemistry and biochemistry professor, has his students watch his lectures at home and interact in groups during class time. Photo credit: Sabrina Salvatore

Sabrina Salvatore

October 4, 2015

A majority of college students agree that chemistry courses are among some of the most difficult classes they have to take. However, Dr. Erik Wasinger, chemistry and biochemistry professor, is introducing a new, interactive learning technique for students. In an attempt to create a hands-on chemistry cou...

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