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         Next Section Meeting

Date:               Thursday, September 19

Time:               7:00 pm (light refreshments will be available)

Location:         Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building Room 402/403

                        Stephen F Austin University

Nacogdoches, TX



Chemistry by the Gulf

Dr. Melanie Moser

Texas A&M University at Galveston


Texas A&M University’s Galveston campus is ideally located for research and education associated with the oceans and coastal environments. Our non-traditional high impact hands-on approach to chemistry includes a boat trip for all freshman chemistry lab students where they learn about water chemistry and field sampling. Chemistry is an integral part of understanding the ocean, from its processes to tracking the impact of human and natural events.


Dr. Melanie Moser received her BS in Chemistry from Lamar University and her PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Houston. She has been at Texas A&M University at Galveston since 1983 where she is an Instructional Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences. Dr. Moser is an ACS Fellow and has been active in the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division, has served on several ACS National Committees. Her research interests are in chemistry education and organic compounds for novel application. She has numerous publications and presentations, which include “Is there any connection between the da Vinci Code and the tetrahedral bond angle? A simple geometrical construction of the latter”, “Designing Tactile and Collaborative In-Class Exercises, with Examples”, and "Synthesis and Spectral Data of Some New N-Nitroso-N-Phenylhydroxylamine (Cupferron) Derivatives".

apr cover pagea.jpgJoin us as we network with students and discuss their research - Tuesday, April 16 from 7-8:30 on the 3rd floor of the Ratliff Building South on the campus of UT-Tyler.


Date: Tuesday, October 2

Place: Room FAC 1009 in the Cowan Center

3900 University Blvd

The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, TX

Dinner: On your own (refreshments will be provided)

Time: 7:00 P.M.




Kiepersol Estates

The presentation will involve a review on winemaking and how science is integrated as well as touch on some of the basic analytics in a wine laboratory.


Speaker Bio

Michael McClendon is a winemaker at Kiepersol Enterprises. Michael worked at Kiepersol in their laboratory as an intern in 2008 while attending UT Tyler. After completing his BS degree in biology in 2009 he became a full time employee at Kiepersol—working as an Enologist and later to lead the production team.

Michael has become more involved in the East Texas wine community as a board member for the Piney Woods Wine Trail. He has also started a custom crush facility to better serve the burgeoning Texas wine industry. One of his honors is being recently named “a Young Turk of Texas Wine” by wine writer and author of Wine Slinger Chronicles Dr. Russ Kane.