Kennesaw State Web site wins ScientificAmerican.com Award

Kennesaw State University’s ChemCases.com Web site has been selected as one of the Top 50…

Georgia (Oct 13, 2004) — Kennesaw State Web site wins ScientificAmerican.com Award

Karen Kennedy

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu
Writer: Karen Kennedy‚ 770−423−6203 or kkennedy@kennesaw.edu

Kennesaw State University’s ChemCases.com Web site has been selected as one of the Top 50 Science and Technology Web Sites by ScientificAmerican.com‚ the online component of Scientific American magazine.

ChemCases.com‚ initially developed through a National Science Foundation grant‚ is a Web−based resource of curriculum supplements for teaching general chemistry. The curriculum units of ChemCases tie responsible decision−making in product development with chemical principles using specific examples to link product development‚ the underlying chemistry and the decisions faced by developers as the product was established and maintained. Some of the product cases presented include‚ Gatorade‚ NutraSweet and nuclear chemistry.

“To be selected by ScientificAmerican.com as one of the top scientific and technical Web Sites for 2004 is indeed a special honor‚” said Dean Laurence I. Peterson of the College of Science and Mathematics. “This recognition validates the importance of ChemCases.com as a very significant educational contribution and a resource of value to the general public.”

The NSF‚ in recognition of the importance of the site‚ has funded an update of ChemCases.com over the next three years.

“Dr. Matt Hermes‚ the ChemCases project and creative director‚ should be recognized for creating the high quality and extremely relevant content of our Web pages‚” said Peterson. “Without Dr. Hermes' scientific and creative contributions‚ ChemCases.com would not have been possible.”

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚000 from 129 countries. The third largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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