Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Undergraduates Present Research Proposals

Several students enrolled in CHEM-301 (Introduction to Chemical Research) presented their research proposals in poster form today from 12:30-2:30 in Weyandt 236. The session, hosted by Dr. Anne Kondo, allowed faculty and students to visit with each participant and ask questions about the proposals. Many of the students will continue with their proposals and carry out research in CHEM-498 (Problems in Chemistry) in the coming semesters.

Participating in today's session were:
  • Ms. Maura Barrett with "Finding DNA-Aptamers Against IMPDH Type II Enzyme via Ligand-Binding Isoelectric Focusig Electrophoresis"

  • Ms. Jennifer Beveridge with "The Effect of Iron from Acid Mind Contamination on the Uptake Rates of Semipermeable Membrane Devices"

  • Ms. Tori Corosu with "Synthesizing and Observing the Physiochemical Properties of Quaternary Diamond-like Oxides"

  • Ms. Amy Devlin with "The Effect of pH on Uptake Rates of Nonpolar Organics by Semipermeable Membrane Devices"

Monday, December 8, 2008

Kupchella Presents at E.A.S.

On November 19, Dr. Larry Kupchella presented a paper at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS). The paper, by Dr. Kupchella and Mr. Einstein Djabeng (MS 2008), was titled "A Study of the Reaction of Selected Higher Polythionates with the Thiosulfate Nucleophile". The annual, week-long conference was held this year at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Chemistry Seminar - 12/5

Our final chemistry seminar for Fall 2008 will be presented this Friday at 3:30pm in Weyandt 240. Ms. Francisca Owusu Sekyere will present "Structure and Membrane Binding Analysis of Recombinant Mouse Growth Hormone Binding Protein".

Light refreshments will be served.

Undergraduate Research Proposal Poster Session

The students in CHEM 301 will be presenting posters of their research proposals on Wednesday, December 10 from 12:30-2:30 pm in WEY 236. You are cordially invited to view the posters and ask the students questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Department Christmas Party

From Dr. John Woolcock

Chemistry Faculty and Staff,

The Chemistry Department Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 5, 2008 from 5 to 8 pm at the College Lodge. A sign-up sheet to indicate what food you plan to bring is by the faculty mailboxes. Please RSVP on this sheet by Wednesday, December 3rd. I will be providing the entrée, turkey and ham and also mashed potatoes. Set up at the College Lodge will begin at 4 PM. If you plan to bring small children, please note that Santa is scheduled to appear and distribute pre-Christmas gifts. If you want to have your child/children receive a gift from Santa, you should buy the gift, wrap it and label it clearly so Santa can read it! Bring all gifts to the Chemistry Department Office by 12 PM on December 5th. We have also invited the retired faculty that are in town to come as well so it should be fun.