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Research Projects

One of the best ways for an undergraduate student to learn both the process and the content of chemical science is take part in an independent research project. Our faculty members have ongoing research projects that students can work on in their junior or senior year, or sometimes during the summer. Due to the generosity of alumni, we have an endowed fund which we can use to purchase materials and provide stipends to students and faculty during summer research programs. Student research participation is widely recognized as a measure of the quality of an undergraduate chemistry program, and we strive to provide these opportunities for our students.

Recent Research topics of Geneva Faculty and Students include:

  • Development of ICP-AES methods for Water and Food Analysis. (McMahon)
  • Synthesis of an Fluorescent Probe into an Anti-microbial Coating. (Stephens)
  • Acid Mine Drainage Water Analysis: The Davidson’s Run Watershed Project. (Austin)
  • Thermal Denaturation Studies of Enzymes in Non-aqueous Solvents (Austin)
  • A Novel FTIR Method for Vapor Permeation Measurement in Polymer Films. (Stahl)
  • Colorimetric Methods to Detect Alcohol in Perspiration. (Stahl)
  • Mechanism of the Peroxidase-catalyzed Reaction of 2,6-dichloroindophenol with Hydrogen Peroxide. (Stahl)
  • Development of Improved Conditions for Biodiesel Fuel Production from Waste Vegetable Oil. (Stahl)
  • Development of Chromatographic Methods for Biodiesel Characterization. (Stahl)
  • Chemical and Physical Methods of Characterization of SACA-sanctioned Racing Fuels. (Badger)
  • Oxidation and Precipitation Reactions of Methylphosphoric acid, a component of VX Nerve Gas. (Badger)
  • Modeling of Electrophoretic Migration Processes in Micro-reactors. (Stahl)
  • Characterization of Polystyrene-Methacrylic acid copolymer beads by conductometric and potentiometric titrations for use in Biomedical Imaging. (Stephens)
  • Diffusion Behavior of Inert Gases in Activated Carbon Columns (Stahl)
  • Isolation and Characterization of Antimicrobial Proteins Encoded in the Pedobactor Heparinus genome (Austin)
  • Molecular modeling in Organic Chemistry (Stephens)
  • Development of Functionilzed Carbon to Asorb CO2 (McMahon)

 
 
Upcoming Events
Oct26
Reformation Day Service
Metheney Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m.

Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

STUDENTS
Geneva partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
New program provides students a cost effective and sustainable alternative to car ownership on campus.
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.