Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Labs in New Science Center

Science faculty began their labs today in the brand new classrooms and laboratories of the Ken Olsen Science Center. Students in Organic Chemistry performed an old experiment: Observe a candle for the duration of the class period. The experiment called for various methods of observation including using tinfoil barriers to check air flow and floating a candle in a beaker of water to measure displacement.
Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, dubbed it “a historic day.” The new classrooms, he says, are “more open.” In the old Emery classrooms he often couldn’t see half his students due to shelves and poor classroom layout.

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