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Phi Lambda Upsilon co-organizes the Inaugural Academia to Industry Chemistry Graduate Student Networking Event

The chemistry department at NC State hosted its first graduate student networking event April 14th. Over twenty representatives from companies including Avazymes, BASF, Biogen, CREE, Eastman, the Environmental Protection Agency, GlaxoSmithKline, Meso Scale Discovery, Novozymes, RTI International, Syngenta, and LORD Corp were in attendance to network and socialize with almost forty graduate students. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and graduate students responsible for the planning and execution of this successful event. Posted June 13, 2016

Gufeng Wang's nanocar research in the news

Dr. Gufeng Wang's research on ambient temperature single-molecule molecular control is in the news. Read more about his group's efforts to drive their nanocars: https://news.ncsu.edu/2016/06/nanocar/ and here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/ 160601112553.htm. Their research article can be found in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b01249). Posted June 6, 2016

Departmental TA and RA awards announced

The chemistry graduate awards committee announces the following awardees of the departmental TA and RA awards:

  • Robert A. Osteryoung Award for Research -
    Elijah Gordon
  • Percy Lavon Julian Award for Research -
    Christian Kasey, Yasamin Moazami
  • Miles F. Anderson Award for Teaching -
    Rachel Hall, Brandon Zoellner
  • Bereman Family Award for Teaching -
    Bradley Losey, Damaris Perez

Their awards will be presented at the departmental graduation ceremonies on May 6. Posted May 3, 2016

Melinda Box wins 2016 NC-ACS Marcus Hobbs award

Melinda Box is the winner of the NC American Chemical Society Marcus Hobbs award for 2016. This award is given to recognize members who have made significant, long-term contributions to the local section. Melinda has been the Webmaster of the section since 2005, and during this time she has overhauled and revamped the website multiple times including reorganization, improving the aesthetic, and changing site providers. Melinda took a major role in programming the site's user friendly features including forms processing for event volunteer signups, the employment announcement board to support local section members, and the NC-ACS event photo albums to allow member contributions and viewing of activities. Melinda will be presented the award in September at the NC-ACS local section meeting. She is also featured in the local section newsletter. Posted May 3, 2016

Chemistry faculty honored at University Teaching Awards Luncheon

Three chemistry faculty were recently honored at the University Teaching Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 11.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Reza Ghiladi, recipient of one of the the University's Outstanding Teacher Awards; Dr. Edmond Bowden, Interim Chair of Chemistry; Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams, recipient of the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching; Dr. Maria Oliver-Hoyo, recipient of the College of Science's nominee for the Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching; Dr. William Ditto, Dean of the College of Sciences. Posted April 21, 2016

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