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December 15, 2017
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OU professor gets grant for research and education
(2008-02-04)
(WOUB) - An Ohio University professor is receiving over half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation for a project than combines research with educational activities.

Assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry Glen Jackson will develop a handheld chemical detection device which could be used by security personnel to uncover hidden explosives.

Jackson says his portable mass spectrometer will be faster and more accurate than current chemical screening
instruments at most American airports.

He also plans to use his device for educational outreach to high school students and undergraduate students.

Part of this outreach effort involves producing videos for YouTube.

The objective is to influence students at a younger age to encourage them to pursue the sciences.
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