Darren Johnson doesn’t want to “get the lead out.” But he does want to get the neodymium and ytterbium out.
Yes, those are real things. They’re among the so-called rare earth elements, metals that often get leached from underground minerals and brought to the surface in briny, hot, underground water that’s increasingly being tapped to generate electricity in geothermal energy plants. Often toxic, the metals need to be removed before the water can be used and then discharged into a river.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
3:30 PM in 110 Fenton
The title of her thesis is “Investigating Thermal Transformations of Ligand-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles: Influence of the Structural Attributes of the Nanoparticle and its Environment on Thermal Stability”
The event, held outside Seattle, Washington, attracted over 50 junior women chemists from the Pacific Northwest for workshops and panel discussions. The retreat also provided participants with valuable opportunities to enhance their professional networks and build leadership and communication skills.
Future Retreats may move south to Oregon, which was well-represented as seen in this picture of UO and OSU attendees. UO student participants included Mary Collins, Rachael Cunningham, Jackie McGrath, Laura McWilliams, Leticia Montoya, Kara Nell and Emily Reister.
Six Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate students will present their research today in the EMU at the Undergraduate Research Symposium taking place from noon 7:15PM.
Presenter: Nicholas Rinehart
Maple Room, Oral Session 2 1:45-3:15PM
Title: Design and Synthesis of a Coordination Complex for Dinitrogen Rejection from Natural Gas
Mentor: Dave Tyler, Chemistry
Presenter: Benjamin Blue
Title: Diet as a Mediator of Life-History in Ceanorhabditis elegans
Mentors: Patrick Phillips and Stephen Banse, Biology
Presenter: Lindan Comrada
Title: In Vitro Angiogenesis Increases with Chronic Passive Heat Therapy: Likely Mechanism for Improved Cardiovascular Health
Mentors: Christopher Minson and Vienna Brunt, Human Physiology
Presenter: William Crowley
Title: Silver Tip Preparation for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Mentors: Ben Taber and George Nazin, Chemistry
Presenter: Nathaniel O’Neal
Title: Asymmetrical Heteroatom Substitution in the Indenofluorene Framework
Mentors: Michael Haley and Jonathan Marshall, Chemistry
Presenter: Charlotte Taylor
Title: Do Progenitor Subpopulations Contribute to Zebrafish Enteric Nervous System Development?
Mentors: Judith Eisen and Julia Ganz, Biology