As drivers, we often think about the safety of our roads. But what about the safety of our engines? Protecting engines starts with refining the petroleum we put into them. Dr. Fei Wang, assistant professor of chemistry, studies how to effectively treat petroleum using a mix of metals. Wang recently received a three-year grant from the American Chemical Society’s … [Read more...] about Fueling research in a new, interdisciplinary direction
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri State’s chemistry department hosted the 2020 Mid-South Organic Chemists Association (MICA) meeting. Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk, professor of chemistry, outlines the meeting’s events and their impact on student learning. What is MICA? MICA fosters mutually beneficial collaboration and presentations of newest results between those … [Read more...] about Connecting passion with research and results
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?
All pharmaceutical ingredients are not equal in cooking up chemical reactions. Many active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) don’t dissolve well. This makes it difficult for patients to absorb certain drugs – making the drugs less effective. A substance called an excipient can help APIs dissolve in medication. In her thesis, chemistry graduate student Jessica … [Read more...] about Breaking down barriers to success (and absorption)
Chemistry graduate Kameron Coates considered his student teaching position at Willard High School a dream come true. Following graduation, Coates will continue at his dream school in a full-time science teaching position. About the position Coates strives to answer two of high school students’ fundamental questions: Why am I here? Why do I need to know this? As a … [Read more...] about Taking on a new role of teaching