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    Science Department

    The Science Department at Triton College strives to give the best science education using the latest technology and the most effective teaching methods in state-of-the-art facilities.

    Having completed or taken courses in Triton's Science Department, students will be able to:
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    Explore principles of the life sciences and physical sciences, utilizing well-founded tools and methodology grounded in scientific inquiry.
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    Develop basic laboratory skills to enhance and facilitate conceptual modeling and critical thinking.
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    Promote discovery-based learning in a scientific setting that promotes student empowerment and self-esteem.
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    Utilize scientific literature and discourse, develop a discerning appreciation for data that reflect fidelity to the scientific method.
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    Employ mathematical theory and methods in the collection of data to quantify, visualize, describe, and summarize results.
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    Cultivate an appreciation for, and curiosity of - scientific theory and practice, and the civic role of the individual and the global society.

    Areas of Concentration
       • Astronomy
       • Biology
       • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
       • Chemistry
       • Environmental Science
       • Geology
       • Physical Science
       • Physics
       • Pre-Professional

    Faculty
    Gabriel Guzman, Ph.D.
    Department Chair
    Office: D-209
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3312
    gabrielguzman@triton.edu

    J. Scott Baker, Ph.D.
    Chemistry Faculty
    Office: D-218
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3304
    jbaker@triton.edu
    Web Site: http://academics.triton.edu/faculty/sbaker/

    Joseph Beuchel
    Biology Faculty
    Office:
    D-329 (Inside D-315)
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3004
    josephbeuchel@triton.edu

    Elizabeth Brindise
    Biology Faculty
    Office: H-229
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3923
    elizabethbrindise@triton.edu

    Richard Chan
    Biology Faculty
    Office: D-331
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3018
    richardchan@triton.edu

    Beth Cliffel
    Biology Faculty
    Office: D-333
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3017
    bethcliffel@triton.edu

    Rudy Gostkowski
    Chemistry Faculty
    Office: H-234
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3999
    rudygostkowski@triton.edu

    Bian (Judy) Jiang, Ph.D.
    Biology Faculty
    Office: H-233
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3930
    bianjiang@triton.edu

    Larry Manno
    Chemistry Faculty
    Office: D-221
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3003
    larrymanno@triton.edu

    Cullen Nicholson
    Astronomy Faculty
    Office: D-130
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3340
    cullennicholson@triton.edu

    Susan Rohde
    Biology Faculty
    Office: H-234
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3932
    susanrohde@triton.edu

    Jennifer Smith, Ph.D.
    Biology Faculty
    Office: D-333
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3316
    jennifersmith2@triton.edu

    Sheldon Turner, Ph.D.
    Geology Faculty
    Office: D-329
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3008
    sheldonturner@triton.edu

    Robert (Lance) Wilson, D.O.
    Biology Faculty
    Office: D-220
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3314
    robertwilson@triton.edu

    Staff
    Melissa (Missy) Cabrera
    Secretary
    Office: D-209
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3315
    missycabrera@triton.edu

    Mary Romberger
    Assistant Lab Coordinator - Chemistry
    Office: D-206A
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3310
    maryromberger@triton.edu

    Martha (Carla) Kanan
    Lab Coordinator - Biology
    Office: D-307
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3394
    marthakanan@triton.edu