Friday, July 23, 2010

The Marty Blog from the Lindau Nobel Conference

This past June, St. Olaf College 2010 graduate and chemistry major, Michael Marty, joined Nobel Laureate and friend of the college, Peter Agre for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Conference. Michael put together a travelogue website to share his experience at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Conference. Enjoy reading!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WebWatch sites from BioTechniques magazine

Here are some of the web sites being promoted in the current issue of BioTechniques magazine. Lots of great info:

The Fooducate Blog Educate yourself about what you eat.

Organic Chemistry Information A University of Wisconsin site covering reactions, data, spectroscopy, organometallics, nomenclature, compounds, techniques, and other links.

This Week in Science Podcasts Internet radio podcasts on a huge variety of science topics from the northern lights to robotic world domination.

Global Healthmap Type in a disease and see a map showing its occurrences in the world. Can click on "Alerts from the last 3 days" to see dengue fever, measles, and salmonella news (as of 7/14). Also available "Oil Spill Related Alerts."

Everything to Know about Hummingbirds One click info source on these pleasant little hovercrafts.

Be careful: These sites comprise an infinite time-sink for some of us!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

4 St. Olaf Students Awarded Medical School Scholarships by ELCA

Today, Dr. David Anderson received copies of letters from the Rev. Dr. Stanley Olson, the Executive Director of Vocation & Education for the ELCA, to four St. Olaf students who have been awarded medical school scholarships by the ELCA.

Lauren Seline, the Dr. George and Emma J. Torrison Medical Scholarship, $4,000
Lauren Henke, the Frederick W. Williams Medical Scholarship, $4,000
Ryan Hoel, the Frederick W. Williams Medical Scholarship, $4,000
Jacob Nelson, the Frederick W. Williams Medical Scholarship, $4,000

Lauren Seline was one of three recipients of the Torrison Scholarship this year.

Lauren Henke, Ryan Hoel, and Jacob Nelson are three of five recipients of the Williams Scholarship this year.

So, St. Olaf students won four of the eight Torrison and Williams scholarships awarded this year.

Congratulations on your success!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chemistry and Independence Day Celebrations

The American Chemical Society has produced some great "Byte Size Science" videos about the chemistry associated with fireworks and barbeque for this summer and July 4th celebrations. Check out the videos at Byte Size Science. Be safe and have a great time!

Summer Research Photos!

The summer researchers have been working for a few weeks now. Here are some photos of a few of them at work:
Working in low-energy, red lighting.

Discussing ideas.

Optimizing reactions.

Data analysis.