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From the Chemistry Department

Graduate Students Receive Faraday Fellowship

Congratulations to graduate students Julia Aponte (Brodbelt group), Rebika Shrestha (Webb group), and Aaron Teator (Bielawski group) on receiving the Faraday Fellowship. The Faraday Fellowship is a teaching award given annually to our graduate students who serve as Teaching Assistants for general chemistry lectures and/or labs, based on nomination ...

Safety Madness Elite 8 Announced

The round 1 winners of safety madness have been announced!  Congratulations to the Humphrey, Sessler, Iverson, Anslyn, Roberts, Vanden Bout, Brodbelt, and Willets labs for advancing to the Elite Eight.  Safety coordinators will be contacted for a head-to-head divisional lab tour, with the winning lab from each division receiving a $100 gi...

Changxia Yuan Receives Reaxys PhD Prize

Dr. Changxia Yuan, a Spring 2013 graduate and former member of the Siegel Group, is a recipient of the 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize.   The Reaxys PhD prize  is awarded for original and innovative research in synthetic chemistry, which demonstrates excellence in methodology and approach by a candidate currently studying for a PhD or having comp...

Andrew Wilson Receives Jeff Byers Memorial Graduate Award in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Congratulations to graduate student Andrew Wilson of the Willets Group on being selected as the 2013-2014 recipient of the Jeff Byers Memorial Graduate Award in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Jeff Byers Graduate Award was established in 2009 in memory of Jeffrey D. Byers, Ph.D. Chemistry, 1992, by his family and friends to recognize a...

Bruce Hua Named A Dean’s Honored Graduate

Department of Molecular Biosciences senior Bruce Hua is a Dean’s Honored Graduate for the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) for the 2013-14 academic year.  Bruce works in the research group of Department of Chemistry professor, Dr. Stephen Martin. This award is given to no more than 1% of CNS graduating seniors (typically about 20 students rec...