Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Chemistry Seminar: Seeing Clearly: Salicylic Acid & Super-Glue Fuming of Latent Fingerprints -and- Digital Collaborations Across Time and Space: Students Making Videos for the Chemistry Lab

February 12 @ 11:05 am - 12:05 pm

Through the Faculty of the Future Initiative and the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project (FIRST), Davidson College will be hosting three dynamic and inspirational individuals for a two-day event on February 11thand 12th examining the importance of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in chemistry and throughout STEM.

Dr. Raychelle Burks of St. Edward’s University (Houston, TX; @DrRubidium) will talk about “Seeing Clearly: Salicylic Acid & Super-Glue Fuming of Latent Fingerprints.”  Visualizing super-glue fumed latent prints continues to present a challenge to forensic scientists as most stains require a post fuming secondary step with a liquid based stain.  In this talk, Dr. Burks will discuss her group’s development of a single-step vapor-phase staining process using a popular over-the-counter acne medication, salicylic acid, as well as other benzoic acid derivatives.

Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams of NC State (Raleigh, NC; @TeachForALiving) will talk about “Digital Collaborations Across Time and Space: Students Making Videos for the Chemistry Lab.”  Video resources are commonplace in many chemistry laboratories; a recent review has shown that most of the videos in use are generated by instructors or technical staff for the purpose of replacing elements of lab instruction.  A different approach to this issue is to source video content from students that have a certain familiarity with the course.

For more information, contact Mitch Antsey (miantsey@davidson.edu).

Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
11:05 am - 12:05 pm

Venue

E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center Atrium
325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States

Organizer

Mitch Antsey
Email:
miantsey@davidson.edu