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Austin Peay State University Department of Chemistry makes hand sanitizer for campus this fall

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When students return to Austin Peay State University (APSU) this fall, they’ll likely clean their hands with home-made sanitizer from the APSU Department of Chemistry.

That’s because University officials decided to tap their own resources last month when the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic made hand sanitizer – an important tool in combating coronavirus – almost impossible to find.

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Lisa Sullivan. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Lisa Sullivan. (APSU)

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APSU’s Center for Rural Education serving teachers in Houston County, Humphreys County

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To stage a good, minor explosion – for scientific purposes only – you need about $5.00. That’s what the chair of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) chemistry department, Dr. Lisa Sullivan, said when she used a cheap plastic bottle, a little methanol and the free oxygen we all breath for a quick scientific experiment.

Austin Peay Dr. Lisa Sullivan presents low-budget demonstrations to 30 rural science teachers. (APSU)

Austin Peay Dr. Lisa Sullivan presents low-budget demonstrations to 30 rural science teachers. (APSU)

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APSU helps Sango Elementary School Students become Scientists for a day

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – What is a scientist? That’s the question Dr. Karen Meisch, interim dean of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) College of STEM, and her team answered this week with 140 Sango Elementary School first-graders, who visited the APSU campus May 9th, 2019 for a morning of scientific demonstrations.

Dr. Karen Meisch, interim dean of Austin Peay State University’s College of STEM showed Sango Elementary School Students the wonder of science. (APSU)

Dr. Karen Meisch, interim dean of Austin Peay State University’s College of STEM showed Sango Elementary School Students the wonder of science. (APSU)

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Two APSU colleges work to prepare science teachers, enrich community

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Philip Short has the heart of a field biologist. He loves wading through creeks or hiking trails, conducting field research. As an assistant professor at Austin Peay State University (APSU), you might expect his office to be in the Sundquist Science Complex, but it’s not.

Short works in the Claxton Building, as a member of the Eriksson College of Education.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

Two APSU colleges train science majors to be educators while also providing educational outreach opportunities to local school children.

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Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Austin Peay State Univerity STEM Job Fairs

 

Charter School and Virtual School Legislation take the spotlight this week

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) will propose an amendment to House Bill 0151/Senate Bill 0157 proposed by the Department of Education regarding virtual schools.

The administration’s proposal to address poorly performing virtual schools will allow the Department of Education to institute enrollment caps, or direct the local school district to close the virtual school if it fails to achieve certain student growth benchmarks two academic years in a row. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University to hold Career Fair for students in STEM field

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College of Science and Mathematics will host a career fair from 10:00am to 2:00pm on February 27th, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

The event will allow students to meet with regional employers to discuss career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU hosting Sciences, Health and Math Career Night October 2nd

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Every year, thousands of students enter college harboring dreams of future careers as doctors, physicists or even crime scene investigators.

They pick majors in the sciences and mathematics without a clear plan of how to achieve their goals and, after a few years of floundering, many unfortunately decided to end their college careers prematurely.

For the last three years, the Austin Peay State University College of Science and Mathematics has sought to offer a bit of assistance to these individuals by hosting a Sciences, Health and Mathematics Career night each fall.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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