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Children experience chemistry first-hand during National Chemistry Week

Author: Gene Stowe

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Graduate, undergraduate students and professional specialist faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provided vivid demonstrations and hands-on experiments on Saturday, October 24 in celebration of National Chemistry Week. The inaugural event, held in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria, attracted a steady stream of visitors before the Notre Dame-Boston College football game. Exploding balloons, bright-colored flame tests, and green-burning boric acid drawings of shamrocks and the ND monogram acquainted people with an elementary understanding of science.

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Mary Prorok Appointed Assistant Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Mary Prorock, research associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named assistant chair of the department. The new Assistant Chair position is designed to promote the research mission of the department by leading the preparation and submission of programmatic grant applications for federal and foundation awards, multi-PI proposals, instrumentation grants, and other department programmatic awards. The assistant chair will also serve as a liaison with University research centers, and lead special projects in the department. 

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NDeRC and I2U2 Conduct Workshop to Train Teachers

Author: Gene Stowe

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The Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) and Interactions in Understanding the Universe (I2U2@Notre Dame) hosted a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop on August 10 and 11 in Jordan Hall. The workshop brought local middle and high school teachers together to study data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Washington State and to learn how to use online e-Labs in their classrooms.

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