CNAS is incredibly excited to have a brand-new, state-of-the-art greenhouse. We outgrew our old one. Now, we have a larger, compartmentalized and automated structure. Dr. Laszlo Kovacs, professor of biology, says this is a needed addition. There is more botanical research in biology and chemistry. “Plants are key to solving the most important problems humanity faces … [Read more...] about New greenhouse means new research
The Midwest American Chemical Society Meeting was in Ames, Iowa, Oct. 21-23. Several Missouri State Students presented at this meeting, including four graduate students and one undergraduate. Michael Bakker, graduate advised by Dr. Matthew Siebert Ben Boyd, graduate advised by Dr. Gary Meints Allison Freese, graduate advised by Dr. Adam Wanekaya … [Read more...] about Graduate, undergraduate research presented in Iowa
Sometimes science only requires your brain. Other times, it requires fancy equipment. We just got new fancy equipment. Meet the Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). Possibly the coolest thing about the ICP-MS is that it’s not for just one department. Dr. Cyren Rico, assistant professor of chemistry, was the principal investigator on the National … [Read more...] about New equipment encourages collaboration
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