It's Fundamental: UWG Professor Receives Research Grant
Dr. Martin McPhail, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit organizations. It provides chemists with the opportunity to initiate new research direction. McPhail intends to use this grant to enhance the understanding of a bigger picture.
Sipping on Science: UWG Introduces the Wolf Science Café
Science is everywhere--from the moon in the sky to the pasta on your dinner plate. It's not just the complex world of test tubes and chemical equations. Science is also an exciting world of nanotechnology and astronomy. In order for people to become more aware about interesting and entertaining science topics, UWG's Wolf Science Café was created. The program is designed to educate people, from any level of scientific understanding, about science in a relatable way.
Alum Reaches for the Stars
Born in Catalonia, University of West Georgia alumnus Roger Lascorz '14 knew from a young age his passion for space exploration. "I remember the first time my parents showed me some lunar pictures," Lascorz explained. "I asked them how many people lived there now and was really surprised to learn the answer."
Sand Dollars: UWG Emeritus Professor Receives Patent on a New Process to Separate Oil from Oil Sand
For many people, retirement is synonymous with rest and relaxation. For Dr. Benjamin de Mayo, it is anything but. The University of West Georgia emeritus professor of physics has been hard at work, first receiving a Canadian patent in 2013 and then recently adding a U.S. patent to his collection for his method of separating oil from oil sand.
Expanding their Minds: West Georgia Physics Professor Earns Top Honor
The universe is constantly expanding, and so are the minds of physics students across the country thanks to educators like UWGs Dr. Bob Powell who has dedicated the past 50 years to ensuring that students are continually learning about the field. A member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, he was recently honored by the association for contributing to its mission of enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physical sciences.