The Enviromental Research Center
Speaker: Irving Schild
Photographer Irving Schild, a wartime resident of the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter, will speak as part of SUNY Oswego's Jewish American Heritage appreciation evening. Born in Belgium, Schild left Europe with his family in 1944 when he was 13. For 18 months, they lived at the fort as part of the group of 981 mostly Jewish refugees admitted to the United States by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and temporarily living at the facility, also known as Safe Haven. The evening will include music by the Syracuse-based klezmer band, The Wandering Klezmorim, and a sampling of traditional Jewish foods. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking.
Location: Marano Campus Center Food and Activity Court
Monday, April 24, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The music department hosts professional Nashville-based band Dynamo, which includes two recent Oswego music alumni: Nathan Felty and John Murphy. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-2130.
Location: Room 11, Tyler Hall
Tuesday, April 25, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Men's Baseball vs. Ithaca
Location: Laker Baseball Field
Tuesday, April 25, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Men's Baseball vs. Oneonta
Location: Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 28, 3 p.m. - 6 p.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: