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Westminster breaks ground for Hoyt Science Center $11.2 million expansion

Friday, September 20, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College broke ground today for the $11.2 million expansion to the Hoyt Science Center expected to be complete in spring 2021.

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Jacklyn Gates ’04 earns prestigious White House Early Career Award

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College alumna Jacklyn Gates ’04, a scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is among 315 researchers named on July 2 by President Donald J. Trump to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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Westminster chemistry professor honored with distinguished service award

Thursday, May 30, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.— Dr. Peter Smith, professor of chemistry and chair of the chemistry and biochemistry department at Westminster College, was recently presented with the Louis J. Sacco Award for Distinguished Service to the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Professional Relations.

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Westminster featured in 2019 NSF-funded STEM for All Video Showcase

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Three Westminster College professors will be featured in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The event will be held online at through Monday, May 20.

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Students present research posters at Pittcon

Thursday, April 11, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Three Westminster College chemistry/biochemistry students and five environmental science students attended Pittcon 2019, a leading annual conference and expo on laboratory science, held March 17-21 in Philadelphia.

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Westminster chemistry professor serves as GEM mentor

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA — Dr. Helen Boylan, professor of chemistry and director of Westminster’s Center for the Environment, served as one of 15 female presenters at “A GEM Affair: Girls Engaging Mentors” hosted by the Butler County Community College at Lawrence Crossings on Dec. 18.

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Area Girl Scouts get hands-on STEAM experience at Kappa Delta event

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA — In celebration of International Girls Day in November, sisters from Westminster College’s Kappa Delta sorority hosted a STEAM event for area Girl Scouts, hoping to broaden the young girls’ experiences and shrink the gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Westminster College students present water quality research to watershed group

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College environmental science and chemistry majors studying the effectiveness of a passive treatment system in Butler County have found that the actions are working, according to the students’ presentation at the Nov. 8 meeting of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition (SRWC) at Jennings Environmental Education Center.

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Westminster to host 11th annual Ken and Nancy Long Chemistry Lecture

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – The Westminster College Department of Chemistry will host Dr. Matthew Clarke for the 11th annual Ken and Nancy Long Chemistry Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Lakeview Room located in Westminster’s McKelvey Campus Center.

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