Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Physical Sciences Students of the Year

The Physical Sciences Department is proud to present our department’s student award winners for 2018-2019. The winners were presented their award at the GRCC Student Leadership Banquet on March 28. From left to right- Madison Jones for Excellence in Geology, Andrew Hulsman for Excellence in Chemistry, and Janine Sweetman for Excellence in Physics.

GRCC's 2018-2019 Physical Sciences Students of the Year winners Madison Jones, Andrew Hulsman, and Janine Sweetman posing for a photo while holding their framed certificates.

Madison Jones (Geology) plans to pursue her BS in geology at GVSU. Madison was one of only 7 students selected for a fully-funded geology research program this summer at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Andrew Hulsman is working on completing his BS in Chemistry at GVSU and will be applying to Physician Assistant programs while working full-time as an EMT and going to school full-time.

Janine Sweetman plans to transfer to the University of Michigan to pursue her degree in environmental engineering. Her goals after her degree are to work with corporations to assist them in minimizing their footprints on the environment along with specializing in water quality to prevent threats to the local watersheds like PFAS.

Congratulations to our award winners!

Paul Krieger completes 2nd edition of chemistry book

Paul Krieger, professor of Biology, just completed the second edition of his book with Morton Publishing entitled A Visual Analogy Guide to Chemistry. It is currently being printed and will be available in January 2018 in both in-print and electronic versions. It includes 44 new pages and lots of new practice problems. This book is part of a best-selling, four-book series that has been helping students in the United States and Canada succeed in their science classes for the past 13 years. His other books cover the fields of anatomy and physiology.

A Visual Analogy Guide to Chemistry. Second edition. A graph shows electronegativity increases for hydrogen and oxygen. An illustration shows two men, one representing hydrogen and the other representing oxygen playing tug-of-war with a rope that represents unequally shared pair of electrons. The oxygen man has a thought bubble over his head that says "I'm winning!" A drawing of a man says, "A dipole is like a bar magnet." Paul A. Krieger.