Picture 1: Roger Ramirez demonstrating adding another neck to a 250 mL RB.

The Garcia-Bosch Lab and several other graduate students stepped away from experiments to learn about the process of glass blowing from the expert Roger Ramirez at University of North Texas.

Roger showed us the difference in glass that was stressed as well as several different techniques used to fix our experimental glassware, see pictures below:

Picture 2: Demonstration of stress on glass.

Picture 3: Cutting and reforming a giant tube of glass! (WOW)

Picture 4: Sealing the second neck on the flask.

Picture 5: Graduate students with Roger Ramirez inside his facilities at UNT. Left to Right – (Top) Steve, Khash, Nischal, (Bottom) Roger, Rachel, Julia, and Christina.