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Health Science Seniors Present Research on KHS Substance Abuse to Keene Board of Education

“If you get hooked young, it’s really hard. We’ve arrested people [in Keene] who became heroin addicts at 13. [When you’re] a teen, you’re not fully capable of making rational decisions and [drug use] becomes your culture.” — Testimony from a detective assigned to the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task force for the Western Region, … Read More »

Dr. Pellettieri’s INBRE Grant Sheds Light on Pigment Cell Biology

Since the days of the proverbial story of Issac Newton “discovering” gravity when a falling apple hit him on the head, it’s long been known that important scientific discoveries often happen quite unexpectedly. A finding in Assistant Professor Jason Pellettieri’s Stem Cells and Regeneration course may well be one such event. The course explores basic … Read More »

KSC Receives Grant for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

Thanks to a $263,700 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program, Keene State chemistry students and researchers will soon have much richer and effective opportunities for molecular analysis. The grant will allow the College to buy a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer. “The NMR instrument helps a chemist verify or determine molecular … Read More »

Dr. Whittemore Receives NH-INBRE Grant

Biology Professor (and 2012’s Distinguished Teacher) Susan Whittemore has received a $69,169 NH-INBRE grant from Dartmouth College (with federal funding from the National Institutes of Health) for her project, Identification of Signaling Pathways Affected by Early Exposure to Prevalent PAHs. The study will allow Dr. Whittemore and her student researchers to continue their investigation into … Read More »

Memorizing Choral Music Isn’t Always the Best Approach, Say KSC Researchers

During the 2012–2013 academic year, Assistant Professor of Music Sandra Howard and Hannah Hall, a junior studying music education, conducted a quantitative experimental research study entitled “The Effect of Memorized Versus Non-memorized on Choral Performance Evaluation.” The project investigated the way judges rated the quality of choral performances with different combinations of nonmusical factors (i.e., memorized … Read More »