UB Department of Chemistry

WBFO file photo

The need for road salt on Western New York roadways has been limited so far this winter. But when wintry conditions are anticipated, municipal highway departments roll out their salt trucks as part of the effort to keep roads as clear and safe as possible. Some, more recently, have begun exploring the inclusion of organic components.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Though it's been days since meeting President Obama in the Oval Office, UB Professor of Chemistry Dr. Luis Colon is still wondering, "Did this really happen?" Colon's work has earned the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.