Biochemistry Lab Enhanced by Entergy Grant

Students in the Arkansas Tech University Department of Physical Sciences are the beneficiaries of a $1,000 grant from Entergy Arkansas that will support hands-on training in advanced lab techniques as part of the Principles of Biochemistry lab.

The grant continues a four-year relationship with Entergy Arkansas that has allowed the ATU Department of Physical Sciences to create an undergraduate research experience in place of the traditional laboratory experience.

“This experience ensures that graduates are trained in modern lab techniques such as bioinformatics, proteomics and biotechnology, making them more competitive in both post-graduate education and the job market,” said Dr. Newton P. Hilliard, associate professor of chemistry at ATU.

Photographed (from left): Mike Duncan, customer service representative for Entergy, and Dr. Newton P. Hilliard, associate professor of chemistry at ATU.