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The Use of Isotopes as Tracers in a Marine Environment

Activity by Bobbi Lamont   |   added on Mar 07, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT)

Dr. Sarah Knowlton will discuss the use of stable environmental isotopes, including oxygen isotopes as tracers of climate and stable lead isotope ratios as tracers of contaminant lead. Her research involves the use of lead isotope ratios to trace the source of lead to the Gulf of Maine, Scotian Shelf, and Labrador Sea.

The Southern Division Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 12th in Room 260 of the O'Hare Academic Building at Salve Regina University.

The Use of Isotopes as Tracers in a Marine Environment by Dr. Sarah Knowlton

Saturday, March 12th 10:00am

 

Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. 100 Ochre Point Ave

 

NEACT is pleased to introduce Dr. Sarah Knowlton, Assistant Professor of

Earth Science from Rhode Island College who will discuss her research in

the use of stable and radioactive isotopes as tracers in a number of

marine chemistry applications. She will discuss the use of stable

environmental isotopes, including oxygen isotopes as tracers of climate and stable

lead isotope ratios as tracers of contaminant lead. Her research involves

the use of lead isotope ratios to trace the source of lead to the Gulf of

Maine, Scotian Shelf, and Labrador Sea.

 

Light refreshments and coffee will be served prior to our speaker at

10AM. A brief business meeting will follow and, weather permitting, a

cliff walk.

 

Directions: http://www.salve.edu/directions.aspx Parking is available at

the O’Hare Academic Center and along Ochre Point Ave and Shepard Ave.

 

RSVP is not necessary but is appreciated. RSVP to Charles McDonald

MPHSmcdonald@gmail.com 508-414-2186

Please visit www.neact.org for more information about NEACT, an organization that seeks to engage chemistry educators in current topics of research in chemistry....celebrating chemistry every year since 1898.


Topic: chemistry education, networking, educational materials Audience: professors, secondary schools, educators, professional chemists
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