Mar 19, 2018
By Spectroscopy Editors
Nearly six months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, residents there are still coping with the aftermath. Among those affected are university professors and students, particularly in the sciences, because the long period without electricity and mold growth severely damaged and in some cases destroyed sensitive equipment and laboratories. To gain a fuller picture of the situation, we talked to Fabiola Pagán Meléndez, an undergraduate chemistry student from the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus, about her experience and how the storm has affected her studies and future plans. Pagán is also a journalist for the student-run media outlet Pulso Estudiantil, and right after the hurricane, she recorded a video that was distributed by NBC News. She was also quoted in a story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Mar 12, 2018
The February meeting of the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (NYSAS) was held on February 20 at Fairleigh Dickinson University, organized in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, and the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society.
Mar 09, 2018
By Spectroscopy Editors
A team of researchers at Mississippi State University has used laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to compare a variety of commercial milk products.
Feb 22, 2018
By Spectroscopy Editors
Spectroscopy Magazine is pleased to announce the addition of John Cottle to its editorial advisory board.
Feb 07, 2018
By Spectroscopy Editors
In a recent study, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) was used, for the first time, to quantitatively analyze powder materials used in additive technologies.
Jan 05, 2018
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving the inhabitants without clean water, food, utilities and transportation. As you read this, the infrastructure is slowly being restored. The news you hear, however, doesn’t indicate the outsized impact on scientists and their families. The Society for Applied Spectroscopy and Coblentz Society are trying to help.
Dec 12, 2017
The December meeting of the New York–New Jersey chapter of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (NYSAS), held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (“The Met”), drew an audience of students and professionals to hear talks on material testing by Eric Breitung, PhD, a senior research scientist, and Catherine Stephens, PhD, an associate research scientist, both from The Met.
Dec 11, 2017
By Spectroscopy Editors
Elemental Scientific, Inc. (ESI), of Omaha, Nebraska, has acquired Electro Scientific Industries’ laser ablation division.
Dec 08, 2017
At the November meeting of the New York–New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy an attentive audience heard David Hopkins present his work on the effective use of derivatives in spectroscopy.
Nov 29, 2017
The October meeting of the New York–New Jersey chapter of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (NYSAS) drew a large crowd to hear a talk on three-dimensional (3D) printing and chemical imaging by Emil Ciurczak, a consultant on laboratory and process applications of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy.
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