Department News

  • Graduate student Jackson Zhu (Kurth Lab) has been selected to receive the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research.
  • Graduate student Daniel Speer (Gervay-Hague Lab) has been selected to receive seed funding from the Environmental Health Sciences Center for his research on the effects of climate change on seagrasses.
  • Distinguished Professor R. David Britt has been named the 2019 Bioinorganic Chemistry Award Winner from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Postdoctoral scholar Jarett Wilcoxen (Britt Lab) has accepted a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Undergraduate students Virginia Johnson (Koski Lab) and Karina Targos (Franz Lab) have been awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
  • Undergraduate student Alex Pell (Olson Lab) has been awarded an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
  • The following students were awarded at the 2019 R. Bryan Miller Symposium:
    • R. Bryan Miller Graduate Summer Research Fellowship:  Wanqing Li (Chen Lab)
    • Francesca Undergraduate Summer Research Award:  Madeline Bright (David Lab)
    • Best Poster Award (Grad) - Kevin Pham (Beal Lab)
    • Best Poster Award (Undergrad) - Alex Pell (Olson Lab)
    • Chemical Science Poster Book Award, Royal Society of Chemistry -  Jayashiri Viswanathan (Olson Lab)
    • Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Poster Book Award, Royal Society of Chemistry - Lee Dunlap (Olson Lab)
  • "Open-access chemistry textbooks gain popularity" from C&EN highlights the work of Professor Delmar Larsen who heads the LibreTexts consortium, a Wikipedia-style alternative to costly college textbooks.

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