Marist Invests in New Equipment for Environmental Science
Marist College School of Science has added several major pieces of equipment to support environmental science research and teaching. These include two portable instruments: a Torion Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer capable of measuring low concentrations of organic compounds in water and air and a X-Ray Florescence spectrometer which can be used to provide elemental composition of materials. In addition the School of science has added a new Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer and will soon take possession of a pontoon boat to increase access to sites on the Hudson River. All of the new equipment will be available for use by undergraduates either in class or in undergraduate research projects. “These new purchases mark a significant investment in environmental science” said Assistant Dean of Science Neil Fitzgerald. “Together with our river laboratory and on-campus river monitoring station, the new equipment will allow us to increase our knowledge of the Hudson River and surrounding areas”.