UWSP Research and Science Education

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This week we’ll follow up on President Obama?s State of the Union address on the importance of science education by welcoming two UW-Stevens Point chemistry professors involved in cutting edge research. John Droske is pioneering research into the use of polymers to slow the aging process of NASA spacesuits and for use in healing fractured bones in the human body. Nathan Bowling is synthesizing new organic molecules for possible use in the next generation of electronic devices, such as solar cells and light-emitting diodes. Droske and Bowling will discuss the ways in which their research may change our lives, and about the need to invest in science education to keep America competitive in the world economy. The UW-Stevens Point chemistry lab was recently awarded a grant to acquire a High Resolution QTOF Mass Spectrometer to guide faculty research projects and train the next generation of scientists.

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