Tom Getman (Chemistry) and graduate student Kelly Challis made a presentation on Synthesis and Characterization of 6, 9-Bis- (O-Methylacetimidate) Decaborane at the 35 th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Pittsburgh, Pa. Challis’ work is the precursor to polymers that may have space applications as protective coatings against atomic oxygen.


Elda Tate (Music) performed a recital with bassoonist Robert Danziger at California State University Oct. 22. In addition to works for flute and bassoon, she performed six new compositions for Native flute and gave a workshop at the university. On Oct. 30 at the Center for Learning, Tate premiered a work by Australian composer Phillip Czaplowski, as well as her own composition, "Zen-ning" for thumb flute.



Five NMU students made presentations based on their research at NMU or during summer internships at other universities at the 14th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics. It was held Oct. 24-25 at Argonne National Laboratories near Chicago – one of the largest facilities run by the U.S. Department of Energy. The physics department and physics club sent 10 students to the event. They were accompanied by Neil Russell, pictured back right, and Mark Jacobs (Physics), not pictured .