Chem team on a powerful mission

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Students lead energy research project In the 1940s, Sci-Fi writer Isaac Asimov envisioned humans harvesting solar power in space and sending it down to power people’s needs on Earth. Engineers are still working on that one. What if scientists could create better solar panels here on Earth? What if it could be in the form of an ultra-thin organic film? …

Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium awards grant to Southwestern for space research

Anne Matthews Curry Campus, News

Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Faculty Research Award Program has announced it is investing $123,000 in Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Chemistry and Physics/Engineering PRISMS (Providing Research Infrastructure in Space and Material Sciences) project.  This two-year grant will fund faculty and undergraduate research projects, taking advantage of the modern, high-tech laboratories and equipment at Southwestern’s newly opened Umpqua Hall.  “This is a great win …

Today’s science-minded students aspire to be tomorrow’s inventors

Elise Hamner Why SWOCC

When Rose Garrett and Tyrone Stagner graduated in 2018, it was a bit of a surprise to see this dynamic science duo back on our Coos Campus in 2019. Some students just can’t get enough of Southwestern’s science classes. “It makes a huge difference being able to have a small class and ask those questions,” Tyrone said. “I realized how …