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“The uncertainty of each day’s outcome helps to teach students how to tackle real problems by using insight and innovation.” Rick Diz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Kate Marsters, Ph.D.

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research on the many 19th-century editions of Mungo Park’s Travels, specifically those copies that were given as a reward for good attendance or for excellence in a particular subject in grammar schools, Sunday schools, and adult evening schools. The market for these types of books (reward books) between 1850 and 1900 was dominated by Scottish publishers, and Marsters hopes to use her research to aid in an examination of this market. She will also undoubtedly share her experiences with her students.

Whereas Marsters’ research is historical in nature, there is also research being done on campus that concerns the future. Rick Diz, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairperson of Environmental Science and Engineering, has been working on a project that would develop a bioreactor and process to produce hydrogen safely and inexpensively using nonpathogenic bacteria. The study, funded by NanoLogix, Inc. (previously known as Infectech), a biotech company, could lead to technology that would produce and capture hydrogen that could be safely used as a source of fuel. “This particular project holds a lot of promise because we are working to turn a waste product into an energy source. There are a lot of uncertainties involved in this study, and working through them to a successful conclusion will be quite

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Annual Report of the President 2005  

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