Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry, Geology & Physics
423, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268
rcorbin@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Collaborating in Chemistry for Modern Advancements

New medicines, materials, cleaner fuels, innovative criminal lab procedures, and so much more of modern life depends on advancements in the diverse fields of Chemistry. So if you’re looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career, start by exploring the Chemistry and Biochemistry program...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, B.S.Ed

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BSED

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Educating a Scientific Youth

Do you have a passion for teaching and want to introduce young minds to the wonders of science? Ashland University’s teacher-training program is highly regarded as one of the best in Ohio. When you graduate with a degree in any of our science education majors, you’ll...

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Department Course Rotations (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS)

2020-2021 Academic Year

Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Geology
Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Management, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (General Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Science Education
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (University Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Science Education
Life Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physics, BS Four-Year Guide Physics

2019-2020 Academic Year

Integrated Science, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Life Science Education, BSEd. Four-Year Guide Science Education

2018-2019 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Earth Science Education Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geoscience Technology & Management., BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Mgmt. Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Integrated Science Education Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide Physics
Physics Four-Year Guide Physics

2017-2018 Academic Year

Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide Geology

2016-2017 Academic Year

Physical Science Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide Physics
Physics, B.S. Four-Year Guide Physics

Faculty

Dr. Robert Bergosh, Associate Professor
Dr. Robert Bergosh
Associate Professor of Chemistry
422 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5871 / rbergosh@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department
423 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268 / rcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Perry Corbin, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Perry Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
420 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5269 / pcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
416, Kettering Science Center
419.207.4552 / njohnso9@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor
Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor of Physics
206 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5272 / rmichael@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor
Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor of Chemistry
417 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5962 / bmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor
Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Center
419.207.4526 / tmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. William Reinthal
Dr. William Reinthal

421, Kettering Science Center
/ wreintha@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
419 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5281 / jweiden@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program

Science Day

Mohican District Science Day is the district science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools of Ashland, Richland, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Lorain, Huron, and Erie counties. Students who enter District Science Day must receive superior ratings at science fairs held locally at their own school, county, or school district. Projects that have followed Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) standards from students who come from schools where local science fairs are not held are also welcome providing you contact the Director for special permission. Students receiving superior ratings at the district level may then be selected to compete in the Ohio Academy of Science's State Science Fair at The Ohio State University on May 11, 2020.

Learn more about the Mohican District Science Day!

Science News

Chemistry program is saddened by the tragic loss of alumna Danielle Wood Chronister

Danielle Wood Chronister (Chemistry, 2010) was tragically killed last week when struck by a vehicle while walking to work. At Ashland, Danielle was active in the ACS student group, as seen in the photos below.She also worked in the chemistry stockroom, and was active in the Theatre program. Following graduation, Danielle continued her scientific training at Wright State University. Danielle taught chemistry and engineering at the MC2STEM High School in Cleveland, and was passionate about helping her students excel. Our deepest sympathies to her students, friends and loved ones.


...Read more

AU Alumna Joins Bone Marrow Transplant Lab

 Following her graduation last December, AU Alumna Lexi Butterbaugh Roberts (Biology, ’20) joined the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the University of Michigan as a research lab technician. The focus of her lab is to better understand what causes graft versus host disease (GvHD) following a bone marrow transplant. Mice are used as a model organism to study this disease, and the laboratory director is particularly interested in the role of a novel long non-coding RNA sequence in acute GvHD. While at Ashland, Lexi was a member of the AU Honors Program as well as being a Choose Ohio First Scholar. How did your time at Ashland prepare you for the future? The research skills that I developed in my independent research as well as in my classes at AU definitely helped prepare me for the skills I need in this position. For example, my cellular biology class taught me proper aseptic techniques when working with tissue cell culture, and this is now a skill I use every day. My lab also often extracts bone marrow and harvests spleens from mice, so I was thankful that my labs at AU previously exposed me to these types of intricate tasks. In addition to these technical laboratory skills, the emphasis from AU professors to learn how to read primary research articles was especially helpful. I was so thankful that my professors at AU helped me develop the skills needed to more easily read and comprehend primary research articles because I have been able to gain so much new knowledge in my new field of research in this way. What did your research as an undergraduate at Ashland focus on? For two years of my undergraduate experience, I conducted independent research with Dr. Mason Posner. Dr. Posner’s...Read more

AU Grad Puts Medical Skills into Practice in Kenya

Dr. Meghann Fitzpatrick Burns (Biology ’17) is living her dream of working as a physician following her graduation from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently fulfilling her residency as an OB/GYN in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Dr. Burns (Meg) recently had the opportunity to serve her final medical school rotation working in the maternity ward of Tenwek Hospital near Bomet, Kenya with Samaritan's Purse. About her experience in Kenya, Meg finds it difficult to summarize briefly but offered a number of reflections about her experience: “The first couple of days in the hospital consisted of basically just trying to get my bearings. Several Kenyan general interns (they spoke English extremely well) and two full time American OB/GYNs worked there. Every morning we saw up to 25-30 patients on rounds. Occasionally there would be 2-3 women to a bed in labor. When they were fully dilated, they would move to a different room on beds with plastic coverings separated only by a sheet hanging from the ceiling in between. Pain medications were not an option and as soon as they delivered, they got up, went to rinse off, and go back to the shared bed. The afternoons were typically spent either doing C-sections or other surgeries. Though I did several for practice, vaginal deliveries were typically performed by nurse midwives.” Meg adds: “Typically, I assisted in surgeries and c-sections. During my third week I was with one of the American attendings and she traded places with me at the OR table. I can only imagine how big my eyes were when they handed me the scalpel and I started my very first c-section as the primary surgeon. I did this one other time and assisted several more before leaving. In a single month I saw two cases...Read more

AU Alumna publishes her research and continues studies at Wright State University

AU forensic biology and toxicology alumna Maria Kern (’20) is the author of a recent paper on her Honors’ Thesis research, titled “Buyer beware: Inexpensive, high cadmium jewelry can pose severe health risks.” The paper was published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, and reports the results of extractions that Maria performed to determine how much cadmium could be released if jewelry containing as much as 90% cadmium by weight is mouthed or swallowed. Her results show the potential for serious hazards from this jewelry. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Mallorie Boron, who had previously done work on the potential of high cadmium to release cadmium when disposed of in landfills, and Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, who supervised the work. Maria has kept busy in the past year, just graduating with a Master’s degree in Toxicology from Wright State. This program focused on Leadership in science, and she found that it greatly improved her leadership, communication, writing, and presentation skills. Maria offered some comments on her experience at Ashland.
What was the most valuable aspect of working on your research project? The two most valuable aspects of this research project were the technical skills and the confidence that I gained from completing the project. I learned so much over the course of this project about how to conduct research in the lab, develop timelines, set deadlines, record data for later use, and how to combine everything into a paper that was eventually published. I also learned many technical skills specific to laboratory methods, instrumentation, data analysis, quality control, and even cleaning that will be used throughout my entire career as a scientist. Upon completing the project, I gained much more confidence in myself and...Read more

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry, Geology & Physics
423, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268
rcorbin@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu

Programs

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Collaborating in Chemistry for Modern Advancements

New medicines, materials, cleaner fuels, innovative criminal lab procedures, and so much more of modern life depends on advancements in the diverse fields of Chemistry. So if you’re looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career, start by exploring the Chemistry and Biochemistry program...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, B.S.Ed

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BSED

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Educating a Scientific Youth

Do you have a passion for teaching and want to introduce young minds to the wonders of science? Ashland University’s teacher-training program is highly regarded as one of the best in Ohio. When you graduate with a degree in any of our science education majors, you’ll...

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Department Course Rotations (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS)

2020-2021 Academic Year

Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Geology
Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Management, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (General Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Science Education
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (University Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Science Education
Life Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physics, BS Four-Year Guide Physics

2019-2020 Academic Year

Integrated Science, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Life Science Education, BSEd. Four-Year Guide Science Education

2018-2019 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Earth Science Education Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geoscience Technology & Management., BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Mgmt. Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Integrated Science Education Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide Physics
Physics Four-Year Guide Physics

2017-2018 Academic Year

Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide Geology

2016-2017 Academic Year

Physical Science Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide Physics
Physics, B.S. Four-Year Guide Physics

Faculty

Faculty

Dr. Robert Bergosh, Associate Professor
Dr. Robert Bergosh
Associate Professor of Chemistry
422 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5871 / rbergosh@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department
423 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268 / rcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Perry Corbin, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Perry Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
420 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5269 / pcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
416, Kettering Science Center
419.207.4552 / njohnso9@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor
Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor of Physics
206 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5272 / rmichael@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor
Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor of Chemistry
417 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5962 / bmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor
Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Center
419.207.4526 / tmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. William Reinthal
Dr. William Reinthal

421, Kettering Science Center
/ wreintha@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
419 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5281 / jweiden@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program

Science Day

Science Day

Mohican District Science Day is the district science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools of Ashland, Richland, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Lorain, Huron, and Erie counties. Students who enter District Science Day must receive superior ratings at science fairs held locally at their own school, county, or school district. Projects that have followed Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) standards from students who come from schools where local science fairs are not held are also welcome providing you contact the Director for special permission. Students receiving superior ratings at the district level may then be selected to compete in the Ohio Academy of Science's State Science Fair at The Ohio State University on May 11, 2020.

Learn more about the Mohican District Science Day!

Science News

Science News

Chemistry program is saddened by the tragic loss of alumna Danielle Wood Chronister

Danielle Wood Chronister (Chemistry, 2010) was tragically killed last week when struck by a vehicle while walking to work. At Ashland, Danielle was active in the ACS student group, as seen in the photos below.She also worked in the chemistry stockroom, and was active in the Theatre program. Following graduation, Danielle continued her scientific training at Wright State University. Danielle taught chemistry and engineering at the MC2STEM High School in Cleveland, and was passionate about helping her students excel. Our deepest sympathies to her students, friends and loved ones.


...Read more

AU Alumna Joins Bone Marrow Transplant Lab

 Following her graduation last December, AU Alumna Lexi Butterbaugh Roberts (Biology, ’20) joined the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the University of Michigan as a research lab technician. The focus of her lab is to better understand what causes graft versus host disease (GvHD) following a bone marrow transplant. Mice are used as a model organism to study this disease, and the laboratory director is particularly interested in the role of a novel long non-coding RNA sequence in acute GvHD. While at Ashland, Lexi was a member of the AU Honors Program as well as being a Choose Ohio First Scholar. How did your time at Ashland prepare you for the future? The research skills that I developed in my independent research as well as in my classes at AU definitely helped prepare me for the skills I need in this position. For example, my cellular biology class taught me proper aseptic techniques when working with tissue cell culture, and this is now a skill I use every day. My lab also often extracts bone marrow and harvests spleens from mice, so I was thankful that my labs at AU previously exposed me to these types of intricate tasks. In addition to these technical laboratory skills, the emphasis from AU professors to learn how to read primary research articles was especially helpful. I was so thankful that my professors at AU helped me develop the skills needed to more easily read and comprehend primary research articles because I have been able to gain so much new knowledge in my new field of research in this way. What did your research as an undergraduate at Ashland focus on? For two years of my undergraduate experience, I conducted independent research with Dr. Mason Posner. Dr. Posner’s...Read more

AU Grad Puts Medical Skills into Practice in Kenya

Dr. Meghann Fitzpatrick Burns (Biology ’17) is living her dream of working as a physician following her graduation from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently fulfilling her residency as an OB/GYN in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Dr. Burns (Meg) recently had the opportunity to serve her final medical school rotation working in the maternity ward of Tenwek Hospital near Bomet, Kenya with Samaritan's Purse. About her experience in Kenya, Meg finds it difficult to summarize briefly but offered a number of reflections about her experience: “The first couple of days in the hospital consisted of basically just trying to get my bearings. Several Kenyan general interns (they spoke English extremely well) and two full time American OB/GYNs worked there. Every morning we saw up to 25-30 patients on rounds. Occasionally there would be 2-3 women to a bed in labor. When they were fully dilated, they would move to a different room on beds with plastic coverings separated only by a sheet hanging from the ceiling in between. Pain medications were not an option and as soon as they delivered, they got up, went to rinse off, and go back to the shared bed. The afternoons were typically spent either doing C-sections or other surgeries. Though I did several for practice, vaginal deliveries were typically performed by nurse midwives.” Meg adds: “Typically, I assisted in surgeries and c-sections. During my third week I was with one of the American attendings and she traded places with me at the OR table. I can only imagine how big my eyes were when they handed me the scalpel and I started my very first c-section as the primary surgeon. I did this one other time and assisted several more before leaving. In a single month I saw two cases...Read more

AU Alumna publishes her research and continues studies at Wright State University

AU forensic biology and toxicology alumna Maria Kern (’20) is the author of a recent paper on her Honors’ Thesis research, titled “Buyer beware: Inexpensive, high cadmium jewelry can pose severe health risks.” The paper was published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, and reports the results of extractions that Maria performed to determine how much cadmium could be released if jewelry containing as much as 90% cadmium by weight is mouthed or swallowed. Her results show the potential for serious hazards from this jewelry. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Mallorie Boron, who had previously done work on the potential of high cadmium to release cadmium when disposed of in landfills, and Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, who supervised the work. Maria has kept busy in the past year, just graduating with a Master’s degree in Toxicology from Wright State. This program focused on Leadership in science, and she found that it greatly improved her leadership, communication, writing, and presentation skills. Maria offered some comments on her experience at Ashland.
What was the most valuable aspect of working on your research project? The two most valuable aspects of this research project were the technical skills and the confidence that I gained from completing the project. I learned so much over the course of this project about how to conduct research in the lab, develop timelines, set deadlines, record data for later use, and how to combine everything into a paper that was eventually published. I also learned many technical skills specific to laboratory methods, instrumentation, data analysis, quality control, and even cleaning that will be used throughout my entire career as a scientist. Upon completing the project, I gained much more confidence in myself and...Read more

Studying Centralized Science

Explore the inner workings of the world in the Chemistry, Geology, and Physics Department at Ashland University.

Department Differentiators

All of Ashland University’s Chemistry, Geology, and Physics programs provide unique scientific experiences emphasized by close faculty and student interactions and hands-on experience with modern equipment.

When you choose a program within this department, you’ll:

  • Work side-by side with experts in the laboratory and field
  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest equipment and instrumentation
  • Prepare for a career in industry, government, and education or further professional and graduate-level training

Explore our many programs for one that best suits your career objective.

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