April 4, 2012
Matt Muente (left) and Tim Cerar (right) present their research findings at the 2012 American Chemical Society National Meeting.
Five MATC chemical technician students presented a research poster at the American Chemical Society Spring 2012 National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego March 25. The presenting students were Tim Cerar, Crystal Montgomery, Matt Muente, Dinah Nelson and Oscar Rivera. They conducted their research under the guidance of instructor Scott Schlipp.
The research was titled “Teaching chemistry at a technical college through practical field work: Milwaukee River project.” The students collected water samples from the Milwaukee River that were analyzed and compared to laboratory samples. The project incorporated a hands-on approach into research project methodology. The students also worked in a group setting and learned proper techniques of field sampling and data collection, analysis and documentation.
More information about MATC’s chemical technician associate degree program is available at http://matc.edu/student/offerings/chemtechaas.html