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Monday, November 27, 2017

Waterloo Chemistry’s flipped lab: a new model for hands-on learning

Julie Goll.

Julie Goll admits traditional chemistry labs can fall short of preparing students to work independently in the lab.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Waterloo chemist recognized by American Chemical Society for advances in chromatography

Janusz Pawliszyn.

The American Chemical Society announced last month that University of Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn will receive the 2018 ACS award in Chromatography, sponsored by MilliporeSigma. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chemist Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in water

Liu in his lab testing for water contaminants.

Juewen Liu will receive more than $100,000 over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for research initiatives that test pathogens and chemical contaminants in water.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster

Illustration of how DMS can identify the best isomer of quinoline that will pass through a cell wall.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

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