Hilltop Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” webpage and archives. Each week at this site, we'll feature a photo that depicts some aspect of life on the Hilltop campus, along with brief information about what is taking place in the Photo of the Week.
The college welcomes submissions to be considered for the Hilltop Photo of the Week. Scanned or digital photos can be e-mailed to the Office of Communications at email@example.com, or photographic prints may be sent through campus mail to Box 549004. Please limit photo submissions to those that depict some aspect of the BSC experience, and be sure to identify what is taking place in the photo, along with location and people involved.
View the Photo of the Week archive here.
Explorations into the chemical world—Birmingham-Southern students Travis Burchfield and Lindsay Sheets (center) use the technique of titration in their General Chemistry lab to determine the acidity of different types of vinegar. Allison Pratt (on right) is a Vail Teaching Fellow for the course. To facilitate this engaging learning experience, they used new equipment and computers purchased through a National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science grant. This $175,932 award to Professor of Chemistry Dr. Laura Stultz and Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Pamela Hanson will fuel the development of numerous investigative laboratory modules that will help students better see the connections between biology and chemistry.
Ping pong swings into BSC—The new Panther Ping Pong and Billiard Club competed at the “Battle for Birmingham” ping pong tournament held recently at UAB. The eight students who represented Birmingham-Southern College were (front row, left to right): Nico Herrera, Andrew McNair, Niño Christopher Cumba YuTiamco, Saurav Bhandary, and Jeb Blackwood; (back row): Abhishek Purohit, Spencer Adametz, and Nathan Haywood. The club started on campus this fall and has about 50 members. “We didn't win the tournament, but it was fun meeting other people,” remarked Bhandary, who is club president. “We had a small gathering after the tournament and got to know our opponents. It was our first ping pong tournament, and we are looking forward to participating in future tournaments.”