Quality Control Collaboratory

Lucille Benedict Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Director of Quality Control Collaboratory

Office Location

Room 386B, Science Building, USM, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2016

Tues. & Thurs. 4 - 5:30

Phone

Office: (207) 780-4722 or Lab: (207) 370-1619

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, RPI, Troy NY

Areas of Expertise

- Analysis of the fate and transport of contaminants in river systems

- QC analysis of wort, beer, and raw materials for brewing

Recent Publications

Benedict, L.A.; Ford, J. R Flipping Crazy: The Large Lecture Flipped Classroom Model at the University of Southern Maine. In Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry; Potts, G.E.; Dockery, C. R. Eds.; American Chemical Society Symposium series, 2014, vol. 1180, pp 59-70.

Benedict, L. A., Champlin, D., Pence H. E., 2013. Exploring Transmedia: The Rip-Mix-Learn Classroom. Journal of Chemical Education, 90, 1172-1176. DOI: 10.1021/ed300853g

Savery, L. C., Evers, D., Kerr, I., Payne, R., Thompson, W. D., Perkins, C., Zheng, T., Zhu, C., Benedict, L., Wise, J. P., 2013. Global Mercury and Selenium Levels in Skin from Free-Ranging Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Science of the Total Environment, 450, 59-71.

Benedict, L. A., Pence, H. E., 2012. Teaching Chemistry Using Student-Created Videos and Photo Blogs Accessed with Smartphones and Two-Dimensional Barcodes. Journal of Chemical Education, 89, 492-496.

Wise, Sr., J.P., Thompson, W. D., Wise, S. S., LaCerte, C., Wise, J., Gianios, Jr., C., Perkins, C., Zheng, T., Benedict., L., Mason, M. D., Payne, R., Kerr, I., 2011. A global assessment of gold, titanium, strontium and barium pollution using sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as an Indicator Species. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography, 1, doi:10.4172/2157-7625.1000101

Wise, J. P., Payne, R., Wise, S. S., Lacerte, C., Wise, J., Gianios C., Thompson, W. D., Perkins, C., Zheng, T., Zhu, C., Benedict., L., Kerr, I., 2009. A global assessment of chromium pollution using sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as an indicator species. Chemosphere, 75, 1461-1467.

Ocean Alliance, Inc. (co-authored), 2009. The Voyage of the Odyssey: The First Expedition March 2000-August 2005. Ocean Alliance, Lincoln MA; 175 pgs.

Yan, B., Abrajano, T. A., Bopp, R. F., Benedict, L. A., Chaky, D. A., Perry, E., Song, J., Keane, D. P., 2006. Combined application of δ13C and molecular ratios in sediment cores for PAH source apportionment in the New York/New Jersey harbor complex. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 674-687.

Yan, B., Abrajano, T. A., Bopp, R. F., Chaky, D. A., Benedict, L., A., Chillrud, S. N. Molecular tracers of saturated and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon inputs into Central Park Lake, New York City. Environmental Science and Technology, 2005, ASAP article.

Yan, B.; Benedict, L.; Chaky, D. A.; Bopp, R. F.; Abrajano, T. A. Levels and patterns of PAH distribution in sediments from New York/New Jersey Harbor Complex. Northeast. Geol. Environ. Sci. 2004, 26, 113-122.

Presentations

Z. Huang, L. A. Benedict. Determination and variation of organic acids, caffeine and ethanol during green tea kombucha fermentation by high-performance liquid chromatography. Spring 251st ACS Meeting, SAn Diego, CA, March 13-17th, 2016. Poster.

R. Michaud, L. A. Benedict. Evaluation of the concentration of iso-α-acids as Bitterness Units, at different profiles throughout the liquid column of beer samples. Spring 251st ACS Meeting, SAn Diego, CA, March 13-17th, 2016. Poster.

L. A. Benedict. Active learning in chemistry: Steps towards universal implementation of strategies across curriculum. Fall 250th ACS Meeting, Boston, MA, August 16-20, 2015. Talk

L. A. Benedict. Fermentation: It’s more than just beer. MU Convocation Lightning Talks, USM. March 4, 2015. Talk.

R. Sanford, L. A. Benedict. College Science, Writing, and Mathematics Expectations for Entering Freshman. Best Practices in Science and Engineering MSTA Annual Conference. Gardiner, ME, October 11, 2014. Talk.

L. A. Benedict, J. Ziffer. Flipped Classroom tech: What it looks like and how it compares to tech in a traditional classroom. Spring 247th ACS Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014. Talk.

L. A. Benedict, J. R. Ford. We’re flipping crazy: The USM flipped classroom experience. Spring 247th ACS Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014. Talk.

C. Olsen, D. Finocchietti, R. Borg, B. Auspland, K. Haislop, E. Basile, B. Morgan, C. Slocum, M. Wilkinson, L. Percy, M. Hussein, R. Ditano, D. Szlosek, M. Braun, L. Benedict. University of Southern Maine Chemistry Club film informs the public about the research and outreach done by students at USM. Spring 247th ACS Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014. Poster.

B. R. Auspland, L. A. Benedict. Analysis of PAH concentrations in street dust of the Long Creek watershed. Spring 247th ACS Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014. Poster

 

L. A. Benedict, J. R. Ford. We’re Flipping Crazy: The Chemistry Flipped Classroom Experience. CTEL Speaker Series, USM. February 20, 2014. Invited Speaker.

D. Finocchietti, S. McClain, M. Stein, L. A. Benedict, K. McDonald. Analysis of heavy metal concentrations within street dust of the Long Creek watershed. Spring 245th ACS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013. Poster.

L. A. Benedict, H. E. Pence. Integrating student-created videos into research papers. Fall 244th ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23, 2012. Talk.

 

Awards and Recognition

Press on Teaching and Outreach:

Press on the QC2 Lab: