The money will go towards the purchase of an atomic absorption spectrometer for one of two new science labs being built in the Bill Kondro Wing on the Lloydminster campus. The total cost of the machine is estimated at $25,000. The spectrometer will be used by chemistry students in the university studies program to determine the concentration of a particular element in a solid or liquid sample.
Irene Regner, secretary/treasurer of the Petroleum Society, presented the cheque to Wendy Plandowski of Lakeland College during the Heavy Oil Technical Symposium banquet at Best Western Wayside on Wednesday.
“This generous contribution from the Petroleum Society helps us purchase cutting-edge analytical equipment for our science labs and enhances learning opportunities for our students,” said Plandowski, director of college development at Lakeland College. About 100 students take science classes at Lakeland each year.
Construction of the Bill Kondro Wing started in October 2006 and is expected to be completed by March 2008. Features of the wing are two 90-seat lecture theatres, three 60-seat theatres, two 34-seat computers labs, two 24-seat science labs and prep rooms, student common areas and multimedia space for project work. The fundraising goal of Our Students, Our Community, Our Business capital campaign is $2 million.
The Petroleum Society is a nationwide organization providing a means for its members to remain at the forefront of petroleum exploration, production, processing and transportation technologies. The Lloydminster and District Heavy Oil Section is a small but very active section, focusing on oil and gas in the local area.
Established in 1913, Lakeland College has campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster and a learning centre in Strathcona County. The college offers full-time, part-time and continuing education programs in trades and technology, environmental sciences, tourism, fire and emergency services, health, wellness and human services, business, academic upgrading, university studies, interior design technology, agricultural sciences and performing arts. For details visit www.lakelandcollege.ca
Photo: Irene Regner (left) , secretary/treasurer of the Lloydminster Petroleum Society, presented a $10,000 cheque to Wendy Plandowski of Lakeland College during the Heavy Oil Technical Symposium banquet at Best Western Wayside on Wednesday. The money will go towards the purchase of an atomic absorption spectrometer for one of the science labs in the new Bill Kondro Wing.
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