The American River Current

Chemistry professor re-ignites student’s passion for science

American River College chemistry professor Brian Weissbart stands in his classroom on Sept. 5, 2017 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)
September 5, 2017

Students crowded a small lab room, leaning on the black counters as they tried to balance on rickety stools. Beakers and Bunsen burners were strewn across each workstation. Lab notebooks with scribbled...

Take this class: CHEM 420: Organic Chemistry

A whole cinnamon stick sits ready to be ground up for distillation. Students extracted the essential oil, cinnamaldehyde, from the sticks in their organic chemistry lab. (Photo by Timothy Lipuma)
April 25, 2016

In the mind of popular culture, chemistry is about toxic spills, television drug dramas and pollution. It’s not exactly the best reputation for a science to have, so it might be surprising to learn that...

Load more stories
The student voice of American River College since 1955
Lab