Chemistry and Biochemistry




2015 Awards Banquet

The Annual Awards and Graduation Celebration Banquet was held April 8, 2015, in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Center. Many undergraduate and graduate students were in attendance, as well as faculty and staff. Dinner was provided by BYU catering.


Getting Utah’s Young Scientists Ready for College

BYU professor Rebecca Sansom was selected as a member of Utah’s State Science Education Coordinating Committee (SSECC), which works with K-12 science education throughout the state. Members represent all the major institutions of science education in Utah, including K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, and informal education centers like museums.


Research Pays Off at ACS National Meeting

Of around 140 physical chemistry students in a poster session at the ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting in Denver last week, only a handful were chosen to receive awards for their research. One of these few was BYU’s own Conner Harper, who graduated with his BS in chemistry this last December.


J. Bevan Ott

Dr. J. Bevan Ott passed away March 27, 2015. Ott received his bachelor’s degree from BYU and later returned to teach physical chemistry. He mentored many BYU professors, current and emeritus, including Adam Woolley and Brian Woodfield.

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