The Buchtelite

Lab accident sends student to hospital

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

September 21, 2015

An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During the accident, a flask containing distilled alloocimene, a hydrocarbon, exploded in the graduate student’s...

University of Akron researcher awarded grant

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

September 9, 2014

A University of Akron researcher was recently awarded a $800,000 grant. Dr. Judit E. Puskas received the grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance her studies with synthetic rubber and the benefits it provides. Researching ways to improve healthcare and tire production, Puskas dedic...