last several years big changes have occurred within the Chemistry
department. The resurgence of the campus is due primarily
to the research efforts of LIU's hard-working faculty, who
regularly publish in prestigious journals and recieve many
grants. The work of the faculty has paid off for our students,
who are highly prized in industry. These efforts have
also produced a research instrumentation facility which rivals
any in the New York City area!
Now you too can
also benefit while
still in High School!
Our faculty has mentored
many successful Intel competition candidates and would like
to offer the same opportunities to YOU! If you'd like
to work at LIU browse the faculty pages to find a project
that interests you and then contact
lucked out by coming to LIU this summer! My research
project is interesting and my mentor respects my abilities
and trusts me. I don't think many other schools would
have allowed a 17 year old student the freedom to use a
high school junior
Lillian is analyzing
for pesticides in produce using the department's gas
chromatograph equipped with a quadrapole mass spectometer
||Michael Ng and Patrick
Li (above left, right), working with Professor Ed Donahue
(center), won third place in the prestigious Intel
International Science Competition. Their project,
entitled "Sol-Gel Synthesis of Yttrium Iron Garnet"
also won first place awards from the U.S. Army and
the American Chemical Society. Their project,
which was solely conducted at LIU, not only
involved synthetic techniques but also used many advanced
instruments such as an X-ray diffractometer, a vibrating sample
magnetometer (VSM), Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
(FT-IR), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), and a differential
thermal analyzer (DTA). Aside from the prestige they
gained and the scholarships they won, Patrick and Michael
both agree that the experience gained at LIU has definitely
prepared them for their careers in science!
|Long Island University's
Chemistry Department GUARANTEES you HANDS-ON training
on some of the most sophisticated instrumenation in the NYC
Our young energetic
faculty is always there to guide all students interested
in science, in fact, the faculty often works side by side
with the student on their project.
What makes LIU's faculty
able to work so closely with students? The reason
is our commitment to education. Since the highest
degree awarded by our department is the master's degree,
we can assure you that you WILL recieve more attention than
at other universities that offer a doctorate. Relying solely
on the productivity of our undergraduates and master's candidates,
high school students offer our faculty "extra pairs
of hands" that are invaluable and much needed. At
LIU high school students are treated much like our very
own students, entrusted with the same research responsiblilites
that our undergraduates have.
SO, if you are a
high school student interested in doing some research
MAKE LIU YOUR FIRST CHOICE!!!
us for a tour of the facilities and a chance to meet
our faculty and get started EARLY.
"I guess the best
thing about doing research here at LIU is that I get to
actually do research. The "hands on" training has
allowed me to learn a lot in a very short time. My
friends working at other schools were surprised I actually
got to use the instruments by myself. I was surprised
they were'nt getting that chance. I just assumed
all schools were like LIU."
Anna Wong, high school senior
Anna (on ladder) is using
our 400MHz NMR to study new solid materials that will revolutionize
the field of batteries and fuel cells. Dr. Becky Gee
(standing) supervises during the initial training period.