Along with colleagues at Kent State University, I have been awarded a DUE TUES grant from the National Science Foundation. Our project “Bridging the Conceptual Divide Between Theoretical and Applied Environmental Chemistry” focuses on developing curriculum centered on hands-on experiences with stable isotope analysis. We’ll also be developing ways to share curricular materials and datasets with universities that don’t have isotope analysis capabilities at their own institutions. I’m excited about the project and the fantastic team of collaborators that I’m working with. The project is being led by Liz Griffith, with Joe Ortiz, David Dees, and I as co-PIs. The project begins September 1, 2012 and lasts for three years.
For me, the first task is procuring the water isotope analyzer and getting it set up in my lab. I’ll share updates as we get going.