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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)

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 numbers and shaky graphs drawn on crinkled pages lay beside each student. And in the midst of a...

Professor uses basic math to get students engaged

Professor Barcellos gives instruction about the distance with miles and hours at the October 6 College Hour. (Photo by: Cierra Quintana)

Shiavon Chatman

October 6, 2016

Anthony Barcellos, who works as a professor in the American River College mathematics department, gave a presentation during this week’s college hour to get students interested in math. Amanda Corcoran, an english professor at ARC, introduced Barcellos as her “talented and interested colleague....

ARC professor presents on international fusion reactor

Speaker Chuck Hunt explains Tritum during his presentation on ITER on March 30. 
(Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Timothy Lipuma

April 1, 2016

Fusion energy, thermonuclear reactors and their impact on the future were the topic of a presentation given by former American River College professor Chuck Hunt on Wednesday. ITER, Latin for “the way,”  is a nuclear fusion reactor being made through a collaborative effort of China, the Europe...

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