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What's Going On:

Welcome New Science Faculty

Ms. Sondra Kekec and Ms. Liz Saunders teach Introductory Chemistry and General Biology as part of a project to provide dual enrollment chemistry and biology classes to local high school students. 

The project is funded by The Missouri Foundation for Health, an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to improving the health of people in our region.

Science Fair 2015

Friday, April 10th

Contact Nancy Petersen for more information.

Missouri S&T Night 2015

Wednesday, April 6

Learn how MAC and Missouri S&T can prepare you for a career in Science or Engineering

The presentation starts around 6pm

Contact Dr. George Saum for more information.

World Wide Youth in  Science and Engineering Academic Challenge 2015

Wednesday, February 4

Contact Dr. George Saum for more information.

Our Department:

The goal of the Science department is to develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. It is important that students develop an understanding of how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. It is also necessary that students develop an understanding of how science is shaped by historical and social contexts.

Our students will learn how to use the scientific method and how to develop and test hypotheses in order to draw defensible conclusions. They will learn how to evaluate scientific evidences and argument. They will learn how to describe not only the basic principles of the physical universe, but also the concepts of the nature, organization, and evolution of living systems. They will also learn how human choices have affected the earth and living systems.

Degree requirements:

Students earning an Associates of Arts degree are required to take at least 8-credit hours of science. Typically a student will take at least two science classes. A student is required to take one life science class and one physical science class. One of these classes must have a laboratory component.

Members of our Department:

The Science Department is staffed by ten full-time faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members. 

Dr. Margaret Williams is the Science Department Chair.  Ms. Nancy Petersen is the Science Fair Coordinator. 

Our full-time instructors are:

Dr. Nathan Calkins

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Chemistry

(573) 518-2325

Office #15
ncalkins@MineralArea.edu

Chemistry of Alternative Energy

Introductory Chemistry

Organic Chemistry I and II

 

Dr. Rhonda Gamble 

Professor

Ph.D. Physiological Sciences

(573) 518-2195

Office #227
rhonda@MineralArea.edu

Environmental Science Lab

Essentials of Microbiology

Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Human Physiology

Microbiology

Reading in Honors

Research in Honors

Ms. Sondra Kekec

Instructor

M.S. Chemistry

(573) 518-2171

Office #17

skekec@MineralArea.edu

Introductory Chemistry

Dr. Stephanie Knebel

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences

(573) 518-3846

Office #31
sknebel@MineralArea.edu

General Biology

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Human Anatomy Lab

General Genetics

Ms. Nancy Petersen

Associate Professor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 518-2227

Office #231
npeterse@MineralArea.edu

Field Biology

General Biology

General Botany

General Zoology

Introduction to Biological Science

Local Flora

Ms. Jodi Rowland

Instructor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 518-3824

Office #229

jrowland@MineralArea.edu

General Biology

Environmental Science

School Health

Dr. George Saum

Physics Instructor

Ph.D. Physics

(573) 518-2174

Office #223A
gsaum@MineralArea.edu

College Physics I and II

Engineering Mech - Dynamics

Engineering Mechanics - Statics

General Physics I and II

Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Introductory Astronomy

Physical Science

Ms. Liz Saunders

Instructor

M.S. Biology

(573) 518-2185

Office #27

esaunders@MineralArea.edu

General Biology

Mr. Brian Scheidt

Associate Professor

M.S. Geology

(573) 518-2314

Office #233
bscheidt@MineralArea.edu

Earth Science with lab

Earth Science I without lab

Earth Science II without lab

Introduction to Meteorology

Oceanography

Physical Geology

Dr. Margaret Williams

Professor

Ph.D. Chemistry

(573) 518-2150

Office #29
mwilliam@MineralArea.edu

General Chemistry I and II

Introductory Chemistry

Qualitative Analysis

   

Our adjunct instructors are:

Mr. Dan Green

Instructor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 547-4143

drgreen@mineralarea.edu

General Biology

at Perryville, Fall 2014

Mr. Jim Hrouda

Professor Emeritus

M.S. Architectural Engineering

(573) 518-2352

Office #235

jimh@MineralArea.edu

Earth Science and Earth Science I

on the Main Campus, Fall 2014

Mr. F Bill Mayberry

Instructor

M. Education

(573) 438-2156, ext 43

fmayberry@mineralarea.edu

Earth Science

at Potosi, Fall 2014

Ms. Katherine Perkins

Instructor

M.S. Geology

(573) 547-4143

kperkins@mineralarea.edu

Earth Science

at Perryville, Fall 2014

Mr. Randy Reese

Instructor

M.S. Life Science

(573) 438-2156, ext 43

rreese@MineralArea.edu

General Biology

at Potosi, Fall 2014

Mr. Russell Sanders

Instructor

M.S. Education

(573) 783-7932

rwsander@MineralArea.edu

Earth Science and Earth Science I

at Fredericktown, Fall 2014

Ms. Michelle Soenksen

Instructor

M.S. Biology

(573) 783-7932

msoenksen@MineralArea.edu

General Biology

at Fredericktown, Fall 2014

Our dual-credit instructors are:
             

Ms. Rebecca Bales

Instructor

M.S. Natural Science

Introductory Chemistry

at Farmington High School, 2014-2015

Ms. Rebecca Henson

Instructor

M.S. Natural Science

General Biology

at Fredericktown High School, 2014-2015

Mr. Mike Logan

Instructor

M.S. Biology

General Biology

at Central High School, 2014-2015

Mr. Randy Reese

Instructor

M.S. Biology

General Biology

at Potosi High School, 2014-2015

Ms. Sharon Reeves

Instructor

M.S. Biology

General Biology,

Human Anatomy and Physiology

at Farmington High School, 2014-2015