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Denis Fourches wins ACS award for symposium talk

Assistant Professor Denis Fourches won the ACS award for best talk given at the annual Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry held by the COMP (Computers in Chemistry) Division. His talk at the ACS national meeting in Boston was entitled: "Next Generation Approaches in Computational Chemistry." Posted August 24, 2015

Rachel Hall wins NIH Molecular Biotechnology Training Fellowship

Rachel Hall has been awarded a NIH Molecular Biotechnology Training Fellowship for a period of 2 years to support her research project ongoing in the group of Gavin Williams and the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations, Rachel! Posted June 30, 2015

Ethan Marrow awarded NSF travel scholarship

Ethan Marrow has been awarded an NSF travel scholarship for $1000 to attend a Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and Workshop in Bethesda, MD on July 13-16. Speakers will discuss innovations in ways to conduct chemical and engineering research in a more environmentally friendly way. Ethan's research advisor is Dr. Lucian Lucia. Posted June 7, 2015

Tashni-Ann Dubroy named President of Shaw University

Dr. Tashni-Ann (Coote) Dubroy (Ph.D. 2006, Dave Shultz) has been named President of Shaw University. Tashni was Special Assistant to the President for process optimization in 2014 after Chairing of Shaw's Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Read more about her new appointment here. Posted June 7, 2015

Joshua Pierce selected as Sigma Xi awardee

The NC State chapter of Sigma Xi honors early career faculty who have demonstrated excellence in their areas of research specialization. Dr. Joshua Pierce was selected this year as one of two awardees for his cutting edge research in organic synthesis and chemical biology of complex marine natural products. Posted April 30, 2015

2015 Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to our Awards for Excellence nominees: Dr. Vamsi Kandhi in the EPA category and Ms. Katie Elliott and Mrs. Maria Moreno in the SPA category. They were nominated by colleagues for their exemplary work, efficiency and dedication to the faculty, staff and students they serve. They were recognized on April 16 by Dean Dan Solomon in the College of Sciences Awards for Excellence ceremony. Posted April 23, 2015

Eric Alexy receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Eric Alexy, a senior in the Lindsey lab, was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support his academic and research pursuits in graduate school. Eric will attend CalTech in the fall and hopes to pursue his Ph.D. with Dr. Brian Stoltz. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Posted April 14, 2015

Matthew Boudreau receives Honorable Mention as Goldwater Scholar

Matthew Boudreau, a junior in the Pierce lab, recently was recognized as a 2015 Goldwater Honorable Mention. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Matthew was one of only three NC State students that were recognized nationally. Posted April 14, 2015

Lucia elected as an ACS Councilor

Lucian Lucia has just been elected an ACS Councilor to represent Members at the Division level (CELL, 2015-2017). He solicits feedback from any and all Members regardless of Division or local affiliation to ensure that the voice of our members is heard. Please send all ideas, suggestions, and criticisms to lalucia@ncsu.edu. Posted April 6, 2015

2015 Poster Session winners

At the 2015 annual Department of Chemistry poster session, the winners of the poster judging by category are:

  • Bio-analytical/physical: Jing Zhao and Tao Jin;
  • Organic/Chemical Education: Chris Brackett and Kimberly Castelli;
  • Inorganic: Alyson Rice and Zahirul Sohang.
The Caitlin, Erin and Jocelyn Muddiman Award for Outstanding and Creative Research was awarded to Yasamin Moazami. The Excellence in Organic Chemistry Award in Honor of Professor Daniel Comins winner was Bérénice C. Lemercier. And Bradley L. Carpenter was awarded the BASF Innovative Graduate Research Award. Click here for a detailed listing. Posted March 17, 2015

Comins selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Professor Daniel Comins has achieved Fellow status in the Royal Society of Chemistry. Fellows must have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences. As a Fellow, Dr. Comins is entitled to use the designatory letters FRSC after his name. He will be included in a list of recently admitted Fellows, which will be published in The Times (London) newspaper in the near future. Dr. Comins is also a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Posted March 9, 2015

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