Paine College Chemistry Students Participate In National Chemistry Week

Posted by lsuggs | 11/2/2012 05:36 AM

(Augusta, Ga) – Recently, the local chapter of the American Society and Savannah River Site organized the 25th anniversary of National Chemistry Week.  During National Chemistry Week, Paine College Chemistry Department spearheaded demonstrations to young festival goers and visitors at the Georgia-Carolina Fair.

Nine students of the General Chemistry 121 class conducted experiments on the concept of nanotechnology, specifically the formation of beads from sodium alginate, a seaweed extract, during the Georgia Carolina Fair.  Jordan Rutland and Melande Carter are two Paine College students who participated in the event by orchestrated the experiments on nanotechnology.

“It was wonderful to share with the youth that science is all around them and that sciences can be fun”, stated Jordan Rutland.  Rutland is a Sophomore Biology major, and native of Manassas, Va.

Melande Carter is a Mathematics and Computer Science major from Orangeburg, Sc.  “I want the youth to understand that science is not intimidating” she said.

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Photo caption: (Left to right) Paine College students Jordan Rutland, Jasmine Ford, Jade Phelps, Ryan Davis-Wright, Fair Volunteer, and Paine College Professor Dr. Sardar Yousufzai.