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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Chemistry Department Hosts High Schoolers

August 9th, 2012

Two groups of high schoolers explored x-ray crystallography and nanotechnology with CAS Chemistry Department faculty members this spring and summer.

Professor Karen Allen and Dr. Jeff Bacon, staff crystallographer of the Chemical Instrumentation Center (CIC), demonstrated the power of X-ray crystallography to local area high school students as part of an American Crystallographic Association (ACA) outreach program. Learn more

In June, the Jasti Research Group hosted a group of students from the Steppingstone Foundation as part of Professor Jasti’s chemistry and nanotechnology outreach commitment. The Steppingstone Foundation is a non-profit organization that develops and implements programs which prepare urban schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college success.

The students learned about the nanoscale world of matter and how nanotechnology research is going to be particularly important for society in the upcoming years. Learn more

Students who learned about x-ray crystallography, along with their teacher Aaron Mathieu (far right), Dr. Bacon and Prof. Allen.

Students who learned about x-ray crystallography, along with their teacher Aaron Mathieu (far right), Dr. Bacon and Prof. Allen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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