Lead Contamination of Jordan River Sediments

April 6, 2015

As part of a freshman chemistry course students can participate in a service learning project where they map the sediment of the Jordan River for lead, zinc, and copper. The US Geological Survey planned to conduct such a survey, but did not have the resources. In laboratory sessions students processed the samples. In the first year the course was offered service had no bearing on the grade, but in the future the professor will factor a students’ service work into the final grade.

Contact: Eward M. Eyring, Professor, at 801.581.6958 or eyring@chemistry.utah.edu

This information originally appeared in “”Science and Society: Redefining the Relationship”” by Stephen Miller. Published by Campus Compact, 1996.

University of Utah - UT, Utah
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