IUP student Minh Quan Dinh was featured on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s website. Working under the direction of Chemistry faculty member Justin Fair, Minh helped to design a new mid-semester capstone laboratory exercise for organic chemistry. The capstone lab is designed to immerse students in a real-world laboratory situation found in the chemical industry.
The students enrolled in the lab must design their own procedure, drawing on material learned in the first half of the semester, to separate a five-component mixture which could be used to dye textiles. The organic chemistry students appreciate the application-oriented approach showing how simple techniques can be used to solve current, complex industrial problems.
Department of Chemistry