Spark by Marc Moulton 

Spark dynamically symbolizes the moment of creation, or inspiration. It is the unfolding of space and time, the instantaneous burst of creative energy that spawns a universe or a new idea. Beginning at a point located near its Periodic Plaza, Spark sweeps up and away from an explosive opening, illustrating that twinkle-in-time when physics or intuition jumps a gap to become action and reality. 

One-hundred-and-nine laser-cut elemental symbols perforate the conical form and create a striking chaos of information that is active with visual movement. The symbols are arranged, not periodically, but by scale in accordance with their abundance in the Earth’s crust, with the more abundant elements on a larger scale. The Periodic Table, arranged in a circular form at the sculpture’s base, reinforces the idea that this visual puzzle has a more meaningful pattern.

See you next year at UW Green Bay!

October 25-26, 2019

The faculty and staff of the UW Oshkosh Department of Chemistry invite you to join us at the 45th Annual University of Wisconsin System Chemistry Faculties Meeting to network and learn from your chemistry colleagues from across the UW System.

Friday night events will be held at the Culver Family Welcome Center located at 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901.

  • Registration will begin at 4:30 till 6 p.m.
  • Vendor and poster session will be held from 5 – 6 p.m. 
  • Buffet dinner begins at 6 p.m. 


  • Professor Paul Voyles from UW Madison will be giving the plenary address where he will review some of the evidence for spatially heterogeneous dynamics in supercooled liquids and describe some of the clever indirect experiments devised for measuring them. The plenary will begin at 7:00 pm and be followed by a SCI-MIX session from 8-10:00 pm where conversations can continue around the posters and with vendors.
  • On Saturday morning in Sage Hall, Marisa K. Trapp, a Senior Environmental Health Specialist with the Office of Risk Management for UW System, will be speaking about the upcoming audit on lab safety. 
  • 2019 Regents Scholar Awardee Professor Yijun Tang from UW Oshkosh will speak about his research on his development of new glucose sensors that have greater stability and effectiveness than standard enzyme-based blood testing strips. The strips also last longer, are more accurate and more durable than current strips.

Breakouts  (Sage Hall)
Sessions will be focused on 2yr/4yr Campus Integration; Communicating Science in Teaching, Research, & Outreach; Shared Equipment Access; and the Upcoming UW System Safety Audit. 

Contact Us

Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus, PhD
Associate Professor, Analytical Chem
(920) 424-7101

David Miles
Academic Department Associate
(920) 424-1400

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