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Dr. Gregory Robinson to deliver Long Lecture at Westminster College

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Dr. Gregory H. Robinson, the UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Georgia, will present the 15th Annual Ken and Nancy Long Chemistry Lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Dietz Sullivan Lecture Hall in Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College campus.

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Westminster chemistry professor and biology student participate in outreach program for girls

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Dr. Helen Boylan, professor of chemistry and director of Westminster College’s Center for the Environment, and junior biology major Erica Cunningham of Grove City, Pa., served as mentors in the annual Girls Engaging Mentors (GEM) event on Dec. 13, 2022, at Butler County Community College at Lawrence Crossing.

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Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry hosts MAALACT conference

Monday, December 12, 2022

Westminster College hosted the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers (MAALACT) on Nov. 11-12, welcoming chemistry faculty from independent liberal arts colleges to share ideas and promote professional development.

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Students present semester-long project work to Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition

Monday, December 12, 2022

Students enrolled in Westminster College’s ES 231 Environmental Analysis course presented findings of their semester-long work at the November meeting of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition (SRWC) held at the Jennings Environmental Education Center.

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Students examine dyed fabrics during National Chemistry Week

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

This year’s National Chemistry Week theme, “Fabulous Fibers: The Chemistry of Fabrics,” gave three Westminster College professors from different disciplines the opportunity to discuss a common thread—dyed fabric—and chemistry’s presence in it.

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Westminster chemistry professors attend annual ACS conference: “Sustainability in a Changing World”

Monday, September 19, 2022

Two Westminster College chemistry professors were recently invited to attend the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting themed “Sustainability in a Changing World” on Aug. 21-25 in Chicago.

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Tim ’68 and Anne Filer ‘67 Schenz and their chemistry success in the food industry

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

A romance that spurred in a Westminster College Analytical Chemistry course in September of 1964 wasn’t the only thing fizzing and flavorsome between Tim ’68 and Anne Filer ‘67 Schenz. After college, Tim would become part of the PopRocks team, developing an instrument to measure their “fizz,” and Anne would later help develop scrumptious flavors for Ensure. Learn more about their life in the brief question and answer session!

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Student work from environmental studio cluster featured at Jennings Environmental Education Center

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Multiflora rose tends to be a climbing shrub many homeowners try to eliminate from their gardens, but students at Westminster College found a different use for the invasive plant as part of their Environmental Studio cluster course this spring.

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Summer 2022 Summer Research Fellows announced

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Westminster College Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research has awarded eight fellowships for the sixth annual Summer Research Fellows program.

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Four Westminster students present at Sigma Xi research conference

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Four Westminster students from the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry attended the Sigma Xi Conference on Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, April 23.

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