Vijaya Sista Venkata

Instructor - 9

Vijaya Sista joined Florida Polytechnic University as an instructor of chemistry in 2023. Prior to this, Sista was an adjunct instructor and visiting instructor of chemistry at Florida Poly from 2016-2022.

She also was an Adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida, Tampa from 2015 to 2022, and an adjunct and temporary full-time instructor at Hillsborough Community College in Ruskin, Florida from 2008 to 2021.

Sista’s hobbies include volunteering at events like the Science Olympiad, spending time with family, exercising, yoga, reading, and listening to music.

Her interests include areas of education in chemistry, including the achievement gaps in science and math, retention of students entering STEM majors, connecting chemistry with technology, and exploring active learning pedagogy for undergraduate students.

  • M.Phil. in Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India,1992
  • M.S. in Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, 1988
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, 1984
  • Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry and Techniques
  • Member, Royal Chemical Society 
  • M.S. Prasada Rao, V.V.L. Kumari*, T. Siva Rao, and A. Rama Mohan Rao,1995. A New Photochemical Redox Method for the Estimation of Thallium(III) in the Presence of High Chloride Concentrations Catalyzed by Iron(III). Journal Of Indian Chemical Society, Vol. 72, March 1995, pp. 185-188

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