All Things Chromatography

Latest Technology for Training in the Medical Field

UPDATE: New Video just released on this program:

Our company is fortunate to be involved with the DelawareVirtual hospital BioScience Association BioScience Association and the Technology Forum of Delaware - both organizations have held events at Christiana Care where we have been able to tour a newly opened virtual training hospital.

This training area is designed to mimic everything from an Emergency Room to an Operating Room to a Delivery Room where entire medical teams are put in situations and practice techniques and procedures on the very life-like "patients" (some of them have pulses, talk, and even change skin color if they are not getting enough oxygen).

Here's a look at the hospital from the WHYY TV Program "First"

Watch the full episode. See more First.

Topics: teachers, science, test, Medical Training

Alan Alda teaches scientists how to communicate better

Our friends at recently published an Alan Aldainteresting story about the efforts of Alan Alda to teach scientists how to communicate their research and discoveries to the world.

Here's some excerpts:

"We need to talk to the public," Alda says. "This is holding back the country, and it's holding back the world from making progress on what we now know." He encountered this failure to relate ideas repeatedly when he interviewed hundreds of the world's top scientists about their discoveries for Scientific American Frontiers, a show that ran on public television from 1993-2005.


For Alda the problem starts at the most basic level of communication. "The affect, facial expression body language -- these are things that you wouldn't think are part of a scientific presentation," he says. "Emotion is so important. In scientific communication emotion is probably trained out of us, but there's no reason why it can't be included. Science is a great detective story, especially when you're talking to the public. You want them to get involved in this interesting, emotional tangle."

You can read the complete article here.

Here's a look at the program Mr. Alda is running at The Center for Communicating Science:

Topics: teachers, science, Alan Alda

Jennifer Bachman shares some ideas about doing chemistry at home

Jennifer Bachman, Laboratory Coordinator for the Chemistry Department at Sewanee: The University of the South, gave a presentation at NAOSMM about chemistry experiments that can be done outside the lab - she was kind enough to share some of her presentation with us here.


Topics: NAOSMM, teachers, students, chemistry, science at home

Tell us about your Summer Science Camps

We have been reading more and more about students Thin Layer Chromatography camparound the world using Thin Layer Chromatography in "CSI" - types of learning experiences (schools, camps, etc.).

If you are a teacher or youth leader using Thin Layer Chromatography - let us know, we'd love to share your experiences and ideas.

Topics: teachers, students, Thin Layer Chromatography

Chromatography for everyone

Whenever people ask what we do, our normal response is, "We manufacture the best Thin Layer Chromatography products in the world."

Which leads to either the blank stare or "Oh yea, I remember separating color from leaves once."leaf

Well, our friends at Do It Science have posted a step-by-step method anyone can use to separate the color in leaves.

Click Here for the easy to follow instructions - great for parents, teachers, and others who want to share the basic principles of chromatography.

Topics: Green, Separation, teachers, chromatography