Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry
A Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
The Success of Supplemental Instruction in the General Chemistry Classroom
For the past three
Supplemental Instruction (SI) has been used in the General Chemistry I
classroom at the
Preliminary Design of the Carpenters Park Bridge
The purpose of this project is to present a preliminary design of the Carpenters Park Bridge located in Paint Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. This project encompasses an inspection of the existing bridge, topographic survey, traffic study, hydraulic and hydraulic study, soil study, preliminary design in accordance with a TS&L study, structural drawings, and a cost estimate. If this preliminary design would be constructed, it would allow for safer, more efficient travel along state route 4022 over the Stony Creek River.
Creative Writers Read Their Work
Six UPJ students will read from their creative work. The creative work to be read will cover a variety of genres, including poetry, short fiction, prose poems, sudden fiction, and personal essays. Student presenters have worked one-on-one with English Writing faculty and/or taken English Writing courses.
Conversion Of Optically Active Acid-Esters To Ester-Acid Chlorides Without Loss Of Optical Activity
It has been reported in the literature that attempts to convert optically active acid-esters to their corresponding ester-acid chlorides by standard procedures is often accompanied by loss of optical activity. The purpose of the present investigation was to develop a suitable experimental procedure for the conversion of methyl (R)-3-methyl glutarate (1) to the corresponding ester-acid 2 with preservation of optical purity. A number of suitable reagents and reaction conditions for accomplishing this goal will be discussed. The present investigation also sought to develop an accurate and convenient assay for determining the enantiomeric excess of compounds 1 and 2. Although 1NMR can be used for this purpose, it was found that GC-MS offers a number of distinct advantages. A comparison of the two analytical procedures will be presented.
Petrology And Petrogenesis Of Diabase Drill Core In Bucks County, Pennsylvania
A 58 meter Triassic age diabase drill core was obtained from the U. S. Geological Survey Boarhead Farms Superfund Site. The Pennsylvania diabase intruded into the Triassic basin which extends from Canada to South Carolina along the eastern edge of North America. The core is composed entirely of phaneritic, medium grained troctolitic norite with several faulted areas due to post-crystallization stresses. The core is composed mainly of pyroxene, calcium rich plagioclase, and olivine with accessories that include biotite and iron oxides. The origin of the intrusion is due to the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea. Differentiation processes such as crystal settling, and Bowen’s Reaction Series are all involved in the petrogenesis of the diabase sheet.
Constitutional Tests for Obscenity: Scrutiny of their Case History and Functionality
This paper examines the history of the three principal obscenity tests used in American law and assesses the value of each test, including background information on the legal evolution of the concept of obscenity. Through an examination of the case history, the paper reaches the conclusion that the Hicklin test, drawn from English common law and established as the principal standard for obscenity in American law in the late-19th century, is best suited for resolution of contemporary legal issues regarding the protection of free expression values in the vaguely-defined “community” created by the Internet.
Sponsored by a Promotion of Excellence Grant
awarded to the UPJ Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi