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From the Chemistry Department

Christopher Bates wins DSM Science and Technology Award Americas 2013

Congratulations to Christopher Bates, a graduate student in the Willson Group, on receiving the DSM Science and Technology Award, Americas 2013. The DSM Science and Technology Awards are part of the DSM Bright Science Awards program. They seek to recognize and reward outstanding young researchers for innovative research with clear application poten...

Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes Receive NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to graduate students Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes, of the Crooks Group, on receiving fellowships through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program, a program funded by NASA's Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP).   The graduate fellowship seeks to support th...

Jonathan Moerdyk Profiled in Scientific American

Graduate student Jonathan Moerdyk, of the Bielawski Group, has been profiled in Scientific American as part of their 30 Under 30 series. The series highlights young attendees of the 2013 Nobel Laureate Meeting who represent the future of chemistry. Congratulations to Jonathan on this recognition.

Emma McInturff and Chris Bates Finalists for 2013 Reaxys PhD Prizes

Congratulations to graduate students Emma McInturff (Krische Group) and Chris Bates (Willson Group) who have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prizes. Out of over 580 submissions from 400 worldwide institutions, Emma and Chris were two of only 45 finalists. As finalists, they are invited to attend the Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry con...

Stephen Fosdick Wins William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to graduate student Stephen Fosdick of the Crooks group on winning the William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship. The William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship was established in 2009 by Dr. Steven Ungerleider (renowned sports psychologist and 1970 UT-Austin graduate) through the Foundation for Global Sports Development, an outreach and me...