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Friday, December 14 2012

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3’ long wind tunnel, with 6” x 6” test section, great for aerodynamics experiments
Note: It powers up but no testing of actual functionality could be made.
Desiccation chambers
 
1 large and 1 small glass desiccation chambers
5
2, 2kg Harvard Triple Beam Balances
 
1’ x 4’ flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
2’ x 4’ tall flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
9
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
11
Stormoscope Drum Barometer
Vintage barometer set to read 29-31” mercury, great to show students history of equipment
 
15
6 Triple Beam Balances
Black, wheeled, 5 shelves and plastic coated wires
20
8 galvanometers
 
No wires included
21
Electronic Meters
 
Misc. electronic meters
22
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
23
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
24
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
25
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
26
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
27
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
28
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
29
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
30
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
39
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 2gallon
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 15L
43
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 15L
49
Micropipette tips
 
500- 1-5ml
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Tuesday, December 11 2012

The Urbana-Champaign Senate has unanimously approved a proposal to create a Center for a Sustainable Environment, an umbrella organization that will lead campus environmental groups, academic units and the Office of Sustainability. The university will cover $450,000 annually for the center, with additional funding coming from the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund...

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Thursday, December 06 2012

School environments play an important role in the health and academic success of children. Children spend 90% of their time indoors and much of that time is spent in school. Unhealthy school environments can affect children’s health, attendance, concentration, and performance, as well as lead to expensive, time-consuming cleanup and remediation activities. To foster children’s health and academic achievement, healthy school environments should be addressed and integrated within the education system...

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PDF DownloadDownload the Sick Buildings, Sick Students Guide

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