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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, 2019 @ 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).