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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

Amanda Digby selected for 2016-17 "Preparing the Professoriate" program

Ms. Amanda (Kat) Digby has been selected as a member of the 2016-17 "Preparing the Professoriate" program in the Graduate School. This is a prestigious professional development program whereby graduate students are matched with faculty mentors to develop their teaching skills and a teaching portfolio. Kat's teaching mentor will be Dr. Lori Petrovich. Her research advisor is Dr. Maria Oliver-Hoyo. Posted April 11, 2016

Vishwas Rao named 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholar

Chemistry undergraduate Vishwas Rao has been named a 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholar. Three scholarships were awarded to undergraduates across North Carolina. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,150 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the institutional representatives of 415 colleges and universities nationwide. Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. Vishwas plans to pursue graduate studies in chemical biology and has been carrying out research in the lab of Dr. Gavin Williams. Vishwas is also a Park Scholar at NC State. Read the full story here. Posted April 11, 2016 (updated April 21, 2016)

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