Monday, April 23, 2007

Chemistry Major Mentioned in C&E News

Chemistry major and Honors College student Elizabeth Paladin was mentioned recently in an article about homeschooling in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly trade publication of the American Chemical Society. For those with access, the article can be found here. The excerpt about Beth is as follows:

Elizabeth Paladin, another homeschool alumnus, used to get together twice a week with 11 other homeschool students who lived nearby to go over chemistry problems and do lab experiments. "It's easy to become distracted when you're spending all your time at home," she says. "The group helped motivate me." Her study group used Apologia Educational Ministries' high school science curriculum, which came with a lab kit. She remembers setting up lab stations all around her home and putting down tarps to protect surfaces. The students were careful about safety, wearing gloves and eye protection and opening windows to let in fresh air. Paladin is now a sophomore majoring in chemistry at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average.

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