Avogadro's number, (6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power), holds a dear place in the hearts of chemists everywhere. It is celebrated from 6:02 a.m. until 6:02 p.m. on Oct. 23. That week is National Chemistry Week by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Missouri State University’s chapter of ACS has several chemistry activities planned to commemorate Avogadro's number and … [Read more...] about Get in the chemistry spirit
One of our new assistant professors of chemistry, Dr. Cyren Rico, is on a roll. In addition to sharpening his teaching skills, he recently published two papers: Cerium oxide nanoparticles transformation at the root-soil interface of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Shifts in N and δ15N n wheat and barley exposed to cerium oxide nanoparticles Both … [Read more...] about Nanomaterials: How do they affect us?
Being a professor is not as easy as it seems. Yes, you can lecture until you’re blue in the face, but are you engaging with your students? Are your students learning anything? Dr. Cyren Rico, assistant professor of chemistry, wants his students to leave with a knowledge and maybe even a love for chemistry. To make that a reality, he attended a workshop Aug. 2-4 in … [Read more...] about Learn something new every day
Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk, professor of chemistry, works on ways to treat cancer. He recently was awarded a patent for his research with compounds that have more than one application. In a multistep interdisciplinary project, Gerasimchuk looked at solids that emit near-infrared light. This led him to discovering a series of new dark … [Read more...] about Chemistry professor patents work
Greg Illy is one of the first graduates of the recently revived Professional Science Master's (PSM) program. Instead of a traditional thesis, he opted to take science and business courses, including a large internship. It almost didn't happen this way. "I started as a pre-med student but found a research adviser, Dr. Katye Fichter, who really pushed me to become a … [Read more...] about From pre-med to crime lab technician