Elephant Toothpaste demonstration as part of National Chemistry Week
The CBU Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) club has received notice that it has won 2 national awards from the American Chemical Society for activities during the 2013-2014 academic year. The club received the Honorable Mention Award for its program of activities and the Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award for its Green Chemistry activities during the 2013-2014 school year.
The CBU Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) celebrated National Chemistry Week this year with several weeks of activities and demonstrations.
Mole Day dinner this year
On Mole Day, October 23, the club held its annual Mole Day Dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Memphis. On October 31, the celebration continued with Foaming Pumpkins demonstrations in the lobby of Cooper-Wilson and Assisi Hall. The final round of demonstrations were presented during the following week and included:
Foaming Pumpkin demonstration
November 4: Diet Coke and Mentos in front of Cooper-Wilson
November 5: Gummy Bear Sacrifice in AH 204
November 6: Elephant Toothpaste in AH 155.
Thank you to Beta Beta Beta members Jordan, Brenda, Kyle, Maddie, Joe and Brent for going on this year’s Tri Beta, Memphis Zoo Trip early in November. The weather was brisk but the trip was worth it (especially since most to the tour was inside). The group received a special behind the scenes tour of the aquarium, led by longtime aquarium coordinator Steve Bogardy. Steve fielded questions and showed members the workings of the aquarium as well as aquatic life not currently on display. The incredible array of aquatic creatures convinced the group that the Aquarium is a hotspot at the Zoo, right up there with along with the catfish sandwiches at the Cat House Cafe.
Gina Horton Vazquez on the panel for the Career Center’s presentation.
Gena Horton Vazquez, Natural Science 1999, participated in the most recent Career Center “Careers for the Criminal Minds” on Forensics, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement.
Dr Sue Trzynka presenting a poster at the AACN Baccalaureate Conference in Baltimore
Dr. Sue Trzynka, Associate Professor of Nursing, presented a poster at the AACN Baccalaureate Conference in Baltimore on Nov. 21, 2014.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Professor of Biology and Director of the MHIRT program presented a poster at the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C. earlier this month entitled: ”Characterization of the central neurons responsible for parasympathetic regulation of choroidal blood flow in rat eye using pseudorabies virus” by C. Li, M.E.C. Fitzgerald, N. DelMar, S. Cuthbertson, M.LeDoux, S. Gong, P. Ryan, and A. Reiner.
The meeting was held in Washington D.C. November 15-19. Over 30,000 scientists were in attendance. (www.sfn.org) While she was there she visited with CBU alumni that she has remained in contact with in DC as well as colleagues from Brasil, France, Italy and even from UTCHS that she don’t often see.
Dr. Fitzgerald with MHIRT faculty member and with former SGA president.
In particular (see image), she met up for dinner with Dr. Eloisa Pavesi, one of the Brazilian MHIRT faculty members, and Chase De Saint-Felix, Religion & Philosophy 2011 and former SGA president.
She also attended teaching sessions on neuroscience as well as scientific sessions on areas relating to her research. Funds for this trip were provided in part by summer research funds from the School of Science and from MHIRT.
Dr. Christian Vlautin, Dr. Shane Hanlon (Co-PI on grant), Jerad Henson and Dr. James Moore get ready for field work this month.
Dr. James Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology, received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for sampling turtles for ranavirus at Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas. This month’s cold weather made some of the field work a little more “inconvenient” than normal for this time of year.
On Friday, November 21, Beta Beta Beta sponsored its annual Bowling for Uganda. More information and an image or two will be in the next edition of the newsletter.