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Friday, November 3, 2017

Not just making Tylenol anymore: Undergrad labs expose students to the cutting edge of chemistry

Quantum nanodots experimental results showing the colour of the dots versus time of reaction.

By Dr. Rick Marta
Chemistry Instructor, University of Waterloo

At the University of Waterloo, we are constantly upgrading our undergraduate chemistry labs to keep pace with today’s technology. This isn’t just a matter of honing professional skills. I believe that students genuinely enjoy learning about the science that shapes their everyday lives.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Play it safe, if contact lenses are part of this year's Halloween costume

Thinking about using cosmetic lenses to turn you into a monster, alien or cat for Halloween?  The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) based at the School of Optometry and Vision Science want Canadians to make sure that trick isn’t permanent, and encourage Canadians to be aware of the dangers of unregulated cosmetic lenses, which have in the past resulted in serious eye damage.

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.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Science welcomes newest class of alumni at 115th Convocation Ceremony

Table of cupcakes in shape of flask for Science and person with barbell for AHS.

Last week, the Faculty of Science welcomed its newest class of alumni at the 115th Convocation ceremony, which included 314 undergraduate, 62 master's, 22 doctoral, 1 Doctor of Optometry and 128 Doctor of Pharmacy students.

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.