Theatrics can find their way into the unlikeliest of places, including the science classroom. Students of Dr. Gary Meints, associate professor of chemistry at Missouri State University, learn this early on in his online classes. They are met with boos or applause from his instant audience prop as he delves into homework announcements at the head of the room – the science … [Read more...] about The power of humanity in the sciences
When you’re copying a sequence of numbers, it’s easy to get a couple mixed up. The body can do this, too – with greater consequences. “Before the body can fix problems, it must know how to recognize them,” said Megan Westwood, Missouri State University chemistry graduate student. “Errors that don’t get caught by the body can end up causing mutations and … [Read more...] about Fostering research and representation in STEM
If you’re intrigued by the way atoms combine into molecules or fascinated by the diversity of elements on the periodic table, a chemistry degree may be right for you. Dr. Bryan Breyfogle, head of the department of chemistry at Missouri State University, explains to U.S. News Education what chemistry is about and what types of employers typically hire chemistry … [Read more...] about What can you do with a chemistry degree?
The sustainability movement continues to grow and evolve. Individuals are more concerned than ever about the source of their foods, materials and products they purchase. This focus has caused many industries to look closely at their processes, products and byproducts – ultimately to improve themselves and improve the reputation of the organization as a whole. Dr. Matt Siebert, … [Read more...] about Upcycling that will get you moving
There’s an ancient saying: “We’re standing on the shoulders of giants.” It means that each discovery or truth builds on previous discoveries. Dr. Matt Siebert, associate professor of chemistry at Missouri State University, talks about how his foundational research works toward the goal of ending disease. Research key to curing disease The chemical compound that drew Siebert’s … [Read more...] about Building blocks to cure Parkinson’s