Team Latin Sensation excels at BBQ Slam
April 5, 2014
Team Latin Sensation, composed largely of chemistry and biochemistry majors (along with a few undeclared students interested in these disciplines) competed successfully in Sewanee’s second annual Final Four BBQ Slam, taking 1st place in both the wings category and station decorating and 2nd place in pulled pork with their Latin-inspired barbeque recipes.
Crosby and Bachman present at National Undergraduate Research Conference
April 4, 2014
Biochemistry major Hallie Crosby (C’ 16) and Professor Robert Bachman attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY from April 2 to 4. The conference, the largest undergraduate research meeting in the U.S., welcomed over 4200 participants this year from every discipline imaginable.
Dr. Miles Authors Paper in Journal of Chemical Education
March 27, 2014
Associate Professor of Chemistry Deon Miles recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled “Run-D.M.C.: A Mnemonic Aid for Explaining Mass Transfer in Electrochemical Systems” (J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90, 1649?1653). The article focused on the use of a novel mnemonic device relating the well-known hip-hop group, Run-D.M.C., to an important concept in electrochemistry. Specifically, the three modes of mass transport to a working electrode surface are diffusion, migration, and convection. Using the mnemonic aid “Run-D.M.C.” helps students recall these different processes in electrochemical systems.