The Enviromental Research Center
Faculty Concert: Vocal Array
SUNY Oswego faculty members Nancy James, Robert Allen and Todd Graber share a wide variety of art songs, from German, Italian, French and English traditions, accompanied by Mihoko Tsutsumi. Part of SUNY Oswego's Focus on Faculty Series. $8 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students) includes parking in employee lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. 315-312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Sunday, Sept 24, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Planetarium Show: "The Weird Lives of Close Binary Stars"
Half of the stars you see at night are actually unresolved binary stars, with two stars orbiting each other. Host Scott Roby examines the lives of interacting binaries, where strange things can happen such as a star being cannibalized by its neighbor or a star dying twice. The show includes new 3D models of contact binaries in the planetarium's updated software. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 315-312-2790.
Location: Room 223, Shineman Center
Sunday, Sept 24, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. OCC (scrimmage)
Location: Romney outdoor tennis courts
Thursday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Women's soccer vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Sept 29, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 24, 12:07 a.m. - 12:07 a.m.
A specialized research unit of SUNY Oswego affiliated with the Department of Chemistry.
The Environmental Research Center (ERC) specializes in the analysis of emerging and legacy contaminants, including; Congener-specific polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Organochlorine pesticides, and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in a variety of environmental matrices.
The research center has two environmental chemistry laboratories equipped with research-grade analytical instrumentation for sample preparation and the measurement of organic contaminants in the environment. Some major equipment is listed below.
- 2 Agilent 7890 GC/ECD with PTV for congener-specific PCB analyses.
- Agilent 7890/5975C Inert XL EI/CI MSD with PTV.
- Waters HPLC-GPC preparation system.
- Zymark TurboVap II Workstation.
Recent studies conducted at the ERC have included:
- The Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Program, Lake Ontario Air Deposition Study (LOADS).
- Congener-specific analysis of PCBs in human placental tissues and serum.
- Reductive dechlorination of PCBs in anaerobic bioreactor systems and CDFs.
- Analysis of native Alaskan foods.
- Development of analytical methods for the determination/separation of PCBs/PCTs
in industrially contaminated sediments.
- Utilization of snapping turtles and zebra mussels as environmental monitors.
Opportunities exist for interested faculty and students to become involved in collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects. Highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students are supported with extramural research funding and environmental fellowships. Independent study and Capstone research experiences are also offered for qualified students through the Department of Chemistry.
The ERC is located in 310 Piez Hall.
For additional information of ERC activities contact:
James J. Pagano, Director
Environmental Research Center,
Department of Chemistry
310D Piez Hall,
SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126
Research funding is provided through collaborative grants from: