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Tracey A Hayden
Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio): An Overview with Dr. Maureen McCann, Center Director
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20 May 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Lisa Paulette Kirkham
Dr. Maureen McCann, Director of the C3Bio center, provides a 25 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. McCann, a plant biologist, directs interdisciplinary efforts with chemists, biologists, physicists, engineers, and economists to find effective, efficient ways of...
Extracting Energy From Plants: Why is this important? A Virtual Field Trip by Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar
06 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Lisa Paulette Kirkham
Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar, Robert Wetherill Professor of Chemistry, presents a 20 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. Abu-Omar describes work he is doing on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, emphasizing techniques for breaking down lignin in plant materials. Lignin contains...
Biofuel Candle Comparison Lab
20 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Kathy Daniels
This basic lab was developed to be used in a non-science classroom to help start student thinking about energy densities of different fuels in mathematical terms. The main objective is to get middle and high school math students to quantify observations of candles made from petroleum based fuels...
Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions Guided Inquiry Prompt
14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: John Gensic
A prompt for students to engage in inquiry using glucose testing in a variety of solutions. Adapted from glucose lab with Dr. Mosier.
Jun 10 2013
Research Goes to School Teacher Workshop
Brooke Erin Mix
Dr. Nate Mosier's Virtual Field Trip on Developing Biofuels
04 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nate Mosier, Lisa Paulette Kirkham
Dr. Nate Mosier, Associate Professor of Ag and Biological Engineering, presents a 30 minute virtual field trip for high school STEM students. Dr. Mosier and his graduate assistant, Barron Hewetson, describe work they are doing on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, with a special emphasis on...
10 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Veronica Curtis-Palmer, Ana Fraiman
In this module students will learn about Lewis acid-catalyzed synthesis of biodiesel. Students will first perform titrations to determine acid value measurement of waste oil. Students will then carry out Lewis acid catalysis for the transesterification of vegetable oil. Then they will use proton...
Moving from petroleum to plants to energize our world
13 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ann Bessenbacher
Can we imagine a future fueled by living plants rather than oil? The Center for direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) was established in 2009 with a 5-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. C3Bio researchers at Purdue University are...
Infusing Rural High School Science Curricula With Cutting Edge Research
04 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Kathy Daniels, Georgia L Everett
Two teacher participants from the 2011 Research Goes to School program presented this seminar at the NSTA 2012 conference. This presentation shows what the teachers were able to gain from their experience in the program and how they were able to apply to their classrooms.Contributing Authors:...
Feb 06 2012
Applications open for the Research Goes to School Summer Teacher Program