Make it Stick: The History and Chemistry of Adhesives Faculty and FIG Assistant

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FIG Faculty: Adam Glass

Adam Cameron Glass has been an instructor at the University of Oregon since 2021.  Before coming back home, Adam spent ten years teaching a variety of chemistry classes and running a research group at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.  Throughout his career, Adam has focused on the mentorship of undergraduate STEM students.  Furthermore, he has a passion for communicating the beauty of the chemical sciences to his students.

Adam began his teaching career as a K-5 science instructor in Hermiston, Oregon through the NSF GK-12 program.  The excitement demonstrated from his young pupils instilled a desire to pursue teaching as a career.  During his graduate studies (at Oregon!) he also spent time teaching introductory chemistry at Lane Community College, furthering his understanding of successful teaching and interaction with a diverse student population.  Upon graduation, Adam transitioned to PLU to begin his independent teaching career.  His time working as an instructor at a liberal arts school, furthered his abilities to communicate and relate scientific principles to students from varied backgrounds. 

Adam grew up along the rural Oregon coast in the small community of Siletz.  His upbringing instilled in him a strong respect for nature and the living world around us.  Some of his favorite activities include spending time outdoors and coupling his knowledge of chemistry and traditional understanding of natural processes to live within and experience the natural world.

FIG Assistant: Lilly Granados

Hi all! My name is Lilly Granados and this will be my third year at the University of Oregon and my second year FAing for this FIG. A little about me, I am majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. I am also involved in the Muxeres club on campus and I do research in the Cook Lab. Outside of school, I play the trumpet, blast my music at full volume, and play volleyball with my friends. I am super excited to get to know all of you and kick off the new Fall term right!