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Who’s Who at Northwestern State
May 18, 2013 | 389 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Name:  Carol S. Chin

Title:  Joint Faculty, assistant professor, Northwestern State University, and conservation scientist, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Education: B.S. in geological sciences, University of Southern California; M.S. in marine science - chemical oceanography, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories; Ph.D. ineceanography - marine geology, Oregon State University

Years at NSU: 4.5

Job Description:  I have a joint appointment with Northwestern State and the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).  At NSU I teach chemistry and at NCPTT I do research in materials conservation.  I am actually a marine geochemist, but as a community activist I became interested in heritage conservation.  I was happy to find a place where I could make use of my scientific background in preservation, while still being able to teach and interact with students.

Why I Like Working at Northwestern State:  My students keep me young and the joint appointment keeps me busy, active and out of trouble.  Northwestern State has the feel of a small college where there is more interaction amongfaculty and students. The chemistry labs I teach are flexible enough that I am able to incorporate some environmental chemistry, allowing students to see the applicability of chemical concepts.  I particularly like the opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research and have very much enjoyed working with Northwestern State students on research projects both at NSU and at NCPTT.

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