Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Chemistry in the Field: Water Analysis and Environmental Impact—Panama 2019

Access to reliable clean water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. The College of Science and Engineering is offering a global seminar experience that will give participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge of chemical analysis and environmental impact.

Travel dates: Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 24, 2019

Seminar description:

Access to reliable clean water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. The College of Science and Engineering is offering a global seminar experience that will give participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge of chemical analysis and environmental impact.

Students who are part of this unique experience will spend spring break in Panama where they will have the opportunity to learn about Panamanian culture and daily life, water management, water-related health implications, and environmental awareness. This global experience will provide an opportunity to learn about field measurements focused on conducting chemical analysis (pH and biological contamination) and keeping field records.

During this program, students will have an opportunity to interact with students in local schools and communities, learn how water resources are utilized, and gain knowledge about ecological balance in the Bocas del Toro region.

The seminar will also include an excursion to Panama City to visit the Panama Canal and learn about global initiatives to protect water resources in the world.

3 comments:

  1. Hello! I'm looking to write a story about the trip for the MNDaily. If you guys take photos of the research work while you're there, be sure to send them my way! Also I will be looking to get in touch with anyone interested for post-trip interviews. Feel free to email me at ksalai@mndaily.com if you have any questions.

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  2. We arrived yesterday after a very early morning flight and several hours of travel. After checking in we were greeted at night with a traditional Panamanian meal before we retired to bed to get ready for our first full day.

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