From the classroom to application.
The exciting world of chemistry and biochemistry doesn’t stop at the doors of the classroom.
Chemistry and biochemistry are involved in many aspects of life — even down to sports. For his Ribbons of Excellence presentation, John Hudzinski researched lacrosse balls and their routine dismissal from the court. It is not uncommon to spend over $500 in lacrosse balls because, after about two weeks of use, the ball develops a film over its surface that can be detrimental to the lacrosse player’s game. Hudzinski developed a lacrosse ball cleaner that could remove this cost from teams, being inspired by a golf ball cleaner. The new machine uses petroleum ether and a scrubbing brush to clean the film off, and will be eventually sold to lacrosse teams in an entrepreneurial move. Hudzinski’s presentation was under the ribbon Developing Creativity.