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 2013 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.