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“This project, in particular, is of interest to many people in the community, as air pollution and the health problems that come with it are things that everyone can relate to.” Weslene Tallmadge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry

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gratifying. So far, we are optimistic that our research and development efforts will be successful,” Diz said. “Our department’s philosophy is to help our students become scientists by doing science rather than by just reading about it. This is a great example of that since we have freshmen as well as upperclassmen involved. For this particular project, there are four undergraduate students and one graduate student who participate in the research.” Diz commented, “I particularly enjoy the opportunity to explain how what we study in the classroom helps us to understand and predict what will happen in the laboratory. Plus, the uncertainty of each day’s outcome helps to teach students how to tackle real problems by using insight and innovation.”

In another area of the Department of Environmental Science, Michelle Homan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, has collaborated with Weslene Tallmadge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, in a research project that collects and analyzes the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a class of compounds, some of which are known to be carcinogenic, in the air and precipitation near Lake Erie. Homan and Tallmadge were awarded a $145,000 grant from the Great Lakes Commission to conduct this research between 2004-06. This past

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