• Graduate student Henry "Hoby" Wedler has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of their "30 under 30" in the area of Food and Drink for his activities as a wine educator, specifically leading blind wine tastings at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
  • "Turning up the tap on microbes leads to better protein patenting" from UC Davis News and Information, featuring the work of Professor Justin Siegel and his research team.
  • On Capital Public Radio: "Reefer Sanity." Professor Don Land is a guest on Insight.
  • The Department celebrated National Chemistry Week at Sacramento's Discovery Museum. This year's theme was "Chemistry Colors Our World!" A group of our faculty, staff and students led exciting activities and demonstrations exploring florescence, chemical indicators and color-changing chemistry with area families. Professor Kyle Crabtree shared some of their demonstrations on Good Day Sacramento.
  • "UC Davis Chemistry Goes Green" from College of Letters and Science News and Research. The Department has pledged to train all chemistry majors in the 12 green principles, such as designing safer chemicals and reducing waste.

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  • Professor Louise Berben was selected as a UC Davis Chancellor's Fellow. This program was established in 2000 to honor the achievements of outstanding faculty members early in their career.
  • Professor Xi Chen was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Chen is among four UC Davis researchers and 347 AAAS fellows nationwide for 2015 honored for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.
  • Our Chemistry Club received an Honorable Mention Award by the ACS for their program and activities conducted during the 2014-15 academic year. There are over 900 student chapters nationally, and commendable awards were given to 99 chapters.
  • Professor Bill Jackson was selected to receive the 2016 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Award for his continuing involvement in teaching and mentoring and his dedication to equal opportunity and diversity. He will be honored at the Chancellor's luncheon in late January.

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"The Department of Chemistry is committed to fostering a multicultural academic environment that supports the success of all members of our community, with the belief that this diversity strengthens and enriches our research, scholarship and teaching."

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