September Section Meeting

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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".