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August 11, 2016

Another Successful SAIL Chemistry Camp!

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SAIL campers employ a variety of methods and materials to clarify a water sample during the Water Filtration Challenge.

From July 25-29, 2016, the UO Chemistry and Biochemistry department hosted its third annual hands-on chemistry lab experience for twenty local high school students. The students are participants in the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL).SAIL is a University of Oregon program led by volunteer faculty and aimed at increasing students’ enrollment and success in college. SAIL invites eligible 8th through 12th grade students to attend free, annual academic summer camps until they graduate from high school.

This year’s SAIL Chemistry Camp was organized by chemistry grad students Lisa Eytel and Erik Hadland along with biology graduate student Kate Walsh. The campers, all rising freshman in high school, put on their goggles and analyzed water samples, created filters, tested the pH of of common household chemicals, designed batteries, and toured some university laboratories. Be sure to check out our photos!

SAIL Chemistry Camp is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and UO Women in Graduate Sciences.

Thank you! to all the additional volunteers who helped make this year’s camp a huge success: grad students Loni Kringle, Blake Tresca, Mae Voeun, Anneliese Morrison, Matt Cerda, Kathryn Chamberlain, Nicole Paterson, SAIL staffers Randi Besio and Robin Nagy, and faculty advisor Darren Johnson!

August 1, 2016

Nanotech Science Pub with David Johnson – 8/11!

Learn how making things small has led to breakthroughs at Aug 11 pub talk on nanotechnology with Dave Johnson

Details at http://bit.ly/2apjh7f

November 2, 2015

SAACS Pumpkin drop makes the local news!

The Register Guard talks pumpkins and science with Ben Bachman, co-president of the UO Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, and faculty member Randy Sullivan for their Halloween issue:

http://bit.ly/1OfbUS0

August 7, 2015

A Great Week of Chemistry for UO SAIL Participants!

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Campers work on their battery design.

For the second summer in a row, UO Chemistry hosted a hands-on chem lab experience for local high school students participating in the university’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program.

The UO SAIL Chemistry Camp, organized by chemistry grad students Kara Nell and Blake Tresca, ran from July 27th-31st. The campers, all soon-to-be high school freshman, put on their goggles and analyzed water samples, created filters, tested the pH of of common household chemicals, and designed batteries using metal sulfate solutions. Be sure to check out our photos!

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) is a University of Oregon program led by volunteer faculty and aimed at increasing students’ enrollment and success in college. SAIL invites eligible 8th through 12th grade students to attend free, annual academic summer camps until they graduate from high school.

SAIL Chemistry camp is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and UO Women in Graduate Sciences. Thanks to all the additional volunteers who helped make this years SAIL Chemistry camp a huge success: grad students Loni Kringle, Kimberly Jones, Kate Karfilis, Fern Bosada, Laura McWilliams, Aurora Ginzberg, Erik Hadland, Sarah Casper, Lisa Enman, Lisa Eytel, Anne Emig, and Nina Vincent.

 

 



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