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From the Chemistry Department

Stellar Student Spotlight: Linh Dinh-Nguyen

Linh Dinh-Nguyen is a senior in the Department of Chemistry and a member of the Practical Molecular Sensors Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) stream.  What influenced your decision to attend the University of Texas at Austin and study chemistry? I chose to attend UT because of the vast amount of research opportunities offered to undergr...

Council of Graduate Chemists Hosts Mock Interview Marathon

On December 10th, 2015, the Council of Graduate Chemists (CGC) hosted a series of mock interviews for industry jobs, allowing graduate students to receive one-on-one interview practice and critical feedback. Thirty-three students each spent thirty minutes interviewing with an industry volunteer, whose valuable feedback stemmed from years of hiring ...

Stellar Student Spotlight: Amanda Oakley

Amanda Oakley is a sophomore in the Department of Chemistry and a member of the Peer Learning Assistant program.   I fell in love with chemistry in seventh grade when my science teacher lit metal salts on fire to show us the different colors. From there my interest grew in high school, especially after I finished AP chemistry and I realized h...

Two Chemistry Students Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

The National Science Foundation has announced that they will be awarding 28 prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to University of Texas at Austin students, including two from the Department of Chemistry - graduate student James Daniel​ Sanders and undergraduate Danny Quang Thach. The annual fellowship ho...

Zachary Kasun Awarded ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Zachary Kasun of the Krische Group is a 2015-2016 recipient of the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards fellowships to outstanding third and fourth year graduate students in organic chemistry. The program has awarded more than 300 fellowships since 1...