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Berks Chemical Society awarded grant for “Oil and Water Don’t Mix” project

The Penn State Berks Chemical Society (BCS) has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry’s International Year of Chemistry Activities Program for their project “Oil and Water Don’t Mix.
This project, which is an investigation into the effectiveness of oil-absorbing polymers and oil-eating bacteria in remediating oil spills, will be part of Penn State Berks’ “Math, Science and Technology Day” this fall. Each semester, the Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) brings approximately 50 PEPP students to Penn State Berks to participate in several "hands-on" math, science, and technology workshops taught by Penn State Berks faculty members.
The “Oil and Water Don’t Mix” project will be publicized at the Annual ACS Convention, taking place August 28–September 1, 2011, in Denver, as well as in Chemical and Engineering News and In Chemistry.
For more information or to join the Berks Chemical Society, please contact Greglynn Gibbs, Research Technologist and Adviser to the Penn State Berks Chemical Society, at 610-396-6363 or via e-mail gdw104@psu.edu.
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