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Krista Meserve ’18 – Krista and ICP-AES take on NOLA

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Posts, Student News

Senior Krista Meserve is all smiles in this selfie with the ICP-AES! This instrument utilizes atomic emission spectroscopy to measure the intensity of emission at a wavelength specific to the element of interest. Using a calibration curve, the intensity can be correlated to a concentration of the element, which is more useful to our work. Krista is using...

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Alex Paige ’20 – Nanoparticle synthesis

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Posts, Student News

After several weeks of synthesis, Alex finished the first batch of gold nanoparticle monolayer protected clusters (MPCs) using tiopronin, an amino acid derivative, as the protecting ligand. The gold MPCs will be tested with different concentrations of calcium and phosphate to test their effect on mineralization. Other molecules such as DNA and polyethylene...

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Jason Miech ’18 – Research and Running

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Student News

Senior Jason Miech took a break from research and school work to run his first half-marathon! He finished the BAA half-marathon with a time of 1 hour 47 minutes 22 seconds. Although running experiments and doing homework is important, it is equally as important to set aside some time for...

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Bobby Tzepos ’18 – Summer Research Poster Session

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Posts, Student News

All research students, including Bobby Tzepos, Jake Shlaferman, Emma Duffy, Jason Miech, and Krista Meserve, presented their summer research findings at Emmanuel College’s Summer Research Poster Presentation in September.  This event is a great opportunity for undergraduate researchers at Emmanuel to present and share on-campus research conducted...

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