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Brewer Publishes Chemistry Text Solutions

Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer recently published the instructor’s and student’s solutions manuals for the introductory chemistry textbook Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach.  More ...

Karen Brewer
Brewer Attends NSF-Funded IONiC Workshop at Penn State

Professor of Chemistry Karen S. Brewer,  along with 20 other inorganic chemistry faculty and four graduate students from across the country attended the workshop “VIPEr: Solid State Materials for Alternative Energy Needs.”  More ...

Catherine Oglevee '15 and Laura Rivera '16
Students Examine Luminescence of Rare Earth Sol-gel Metals

The world of technology is changing at a rapid pace and new materials need to be utilized to make further advancements.  Rare earth metals are in a strong position to be more widely used for various applications, ranging from small electronic devices to large television screens. Laura Rivera ’16 and Catherine Oglevee ’15 are working with terbium and europium, two rare earth metals, this summer to understand their fluorescent properties.  More ...

Leah Krause ’14 and Alvin R. Wu ’13
Students Present at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Seven Hamilton College students presented their research at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting. The conference, held from April 7 to 11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, attracted more than 14,000 attendees and featured research presentations and posters spanning 37 sub-divisions of chemistry.  Chemistry department faculty Karen Brewer, Saritha Nellutla and Adam Van Wynsberghe also attended.  More ...

Robin Kinnel
Hamilton Hosts MAALACT Conference

Hamilton hosted the annual meeting of MAALACT, the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemsitry Teachers, on Oct. 7-8. Founded in 1967, the organization includes chemistry faculty from liberal arts colleges in the Middle Atlantic states and eastern N.Y. that gather yearly to discuss a variety of curricular matters, laboratory safety, how to get grants and other matters of interest.  More ...

Meghan Carter '12
Meghan Carter ’12 Examines Fluorescence
To the naked eye, the simple glass beads all over the lab of Meghan Carter ’12 are not very exciting. However, under UV light, the beads glow different colors depending on their composition. Working under Associate Dean of Students for Academics and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer, Carter is trying to increase the fluorescence of these beads. More ...
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