Chemistry and Biochemistry

Current Topics Course, CHEM 692R

There are four to five sections of CHEM 692R, each with a different theme. Each student (under the supervision of their advisor and committee) should register for one of the sections each year based on the current topic of their research. Themes could change annually. The current themes (2017-18) are:

Fall 2017 -- Class is held on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Section members' literature presentations (LP) and proposal defenses (PD) for 3rd years are listed.

                  

Biochemistry  

Section 1

   

Organic and Inorganic Synthesis  

Section 2

                         

Catalysis or Functional Materials

Section 3

Instrument Design 

and Spectroscopy

Section 4

             

Josh Andersen / W005 Josh Price / C407  Kara Stowers / W011  Daniel Austin / C107
11-Sep LP: Colten McEwan LP: Johnny Lynch LP: Dhruv Shah LP: Ellen Parker
18-Sep LP: Jongsu "Johnny" Choi LP: Chloe Ence LP: Steven Butler LP: Robert Hanson
25-Sep LP: Theresa Smith LP: Nitish Bhardwaj
2-Oct LP: Tianyao Meng LP: Qiang Xiao PD: Justin Park/ KJS, BFW, DJM, SLC, Argyle LP: Kaylee Rellaford
9-Oct LP: Grant Ludlam LP: Basu Aryal
16-Oct LP: Marjan Hashemi PD: Mike Kinghorn/ DJM, JLP, MBA, SLC, JLA PD: Zheng Zhou/ KJS, BFW, DJM, RGH, Argyle LP: Brandon Turner
23-Oct LP: Sai Lun "Eddie" Lee LP: Ryan Carlsen LP: Shila Chatterjee
30-Oct LP: Ashari Kannangara LP: Seth Taylor

PD: Shila
Chatterjee/ MRL, JCH, DVD, DEA, Lunt

6-Nov LP: Haifa Almughamsi LP: Concordia Lo

PD: Christine Nguyen/ KJS, BFW, DJM, RGH, Chesnel

LP: David Harris
13-Nov

PD: Ashari
Kannangara/ JLA, KAC, JCP,BMW, Thomson

  LP: Tahereh Gholian
20-Nov

LP: Chrissy Egbert

PD: Chloe Ence/ DJM, JLP, SLC, MBA, JLA LP: Varun Jain
27-Nov LP: Steve Draper LP: DJ Patel
4-Dec PD: Marjan
Hashemi/ PBS, JLP, JLA, SWG, DJM
PD: Diana Sa'avedra/ MBA, SLC, DJM, MAP, SRB
11- Dec LP: Steven Christiansen PD: Johnny Lynch/ RGH, DJM, KJS, RKW, Busath PD: Robert Hanson/ ATW, JCP, GFB, Robison, Pitt

Winter 2018 -- Class is held on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Section members' literature presentations (LP) and annual progress reviews (APR) for continuing students are listed.

                          

Biochemistry    

Section 1

   

Organic and Inorganic Synthesis  

Section 2

    

Catalysis or Functional Materials

Section 3

                      

Instrument Design

Section 4

                       

 Spectroscopy  

Section 5

                         

Josh Andersen / W142 BNSN David Michaelis / W141 BNSN Kara Stowers / W005 BNSN Daniel Austin / C107 BNSN Jeremy Johnson / W006 BNSN
12- Jan LP: Mary Vallecillo LP: Alexander Ramos PD: Varun Jain/ MRL, DVD, JCH, DEA, Lunt
19-Jan LP: Lavender Lin

APR: Johnny Lynch/ RGH, DJM, KJS, RKW, Busath
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APR:Steven Draper/ JLP, SLC, DJM, KAC, MAP

LP: Zheng Zhou

APR: Robert Hanson / 

ATW, JCP, GFB, Robison, Pitt 

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APR: Basu Aryal/ ATW, MRL, BFW, Harb, Davis

LP: Andrew Arslanian
26-Jan LP: Daniel Poole APR: Seth Taylor/ PBS, SLC, DJM, JLP, RKW LP: Dulashani Ranasinghe  LP: Janice Darko

APR: Kaylee Rellaford/ 

JEP, MCA, ETS, JAJ, Homer

2-Feb

APR: Grant Ludlam/BMW, JCP, KAC, JLA, Shen

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APR: Nicole Tensmeyer/

BMW, JLA, Shen

APR: Qiang Xiao

JLP, DJM, SLC, MAP, KAC

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APR: Tianyao Meng/ PBS, DJM SLC, JLP, JCP

LP: Christine Nguyen Sorenson/KJS

APR: Nitish Bhardwaj/

JCH, DEA, MRL, SRG, RGH

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APR: Mike Beauchamp/ ATW, JCH, DEA, SRG, Nordin

LP: Isaac Smith/MBA
9-Feb

LP: Jonard Valdoz/JLA

LP: Reuben Dass/MAP

APR: Christine Nguyen/ 

KJS, DJM, RGH, BFW, Chesnel

LP: Abraham De la Cruz/DEA LP: Brittany Knighton/JAJ
16-Feb LP: Roshan Loku Balasooriyage/JLA

LP: Daniel Joaquin/SLC

LP: Kelton Forson/DJM

APR: Tahereh Gholian/ MRL, DEA, JCH, Lunt, Rob Davis

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APR: David Harris/ 

ATW, DEA, JCH, Hawkins, Pitt
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LP: Tina Heravi/DVD
23-Feb

20 MINUTES EACH

APR: Marjan Hashemi/ PBS, JLA, JLP, SWG, DJM

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APR: Eddie Lee/ KAC, BMW, JCP, JLA, RKW
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APR: Richard Carson/ JCP, JLA, DVD, BMW, Piccolo

LP: Jacob Parkman/DJM

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LP: Tina Ganguly/JLP


APR: Brittany Knighton/ 

JAJ, ETS, JEP, MCA, Hart

2-Mar No class No class No class No class No class
9-Mar


APR: Jeremy Tsang/ KAC, JLA, BMW, RKW, JCP


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APR: Johnny Choi/ KAC, JLA, Weber

APR: Concordia Lo/ SLC, JLA, DJM, JLP, MBA

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APR: Diana Saavedra/ MBA, SLC, DJM, MAP, SRB

PD/APR: Ryan Carlsen/ DHE, DJM, KJS, JAJ, BFW

APR: Shila Chatterjee/ MRL, DVD, JCH, DEA, Lunt

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APR: Emma Burrell/ JCH, DEA, DHE, JEP, DVD




16-Mar No class No class No class

No class

No class
23-Mar LP: Rusty Denton/JCP

APR: Chloe Ence/ DJM, JLA, SLC, JLP, MBA

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APR: Michael Kinghorn/ DJM, JLP, MBA, SLC, JLA

 LP: Hans Anderson/KJS LP: Elaura Gustafson/DEA

APR: Jiewen Shen/ 

DVD, JCH, RGH, DEA, JCP

30-Mar

APR:Ashari Kannangara/ 

JLA, BMW, KAC, JCP, Thomson

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APR: Haifa Almughamsi/ ATW, JLA, JCP, KAC, SRG

 PD/APR: Gabe Valdivia/ DJM, MCA, JEP, JAJ, JLP

APR: Zheng Zhou/ KJS, DJM, RGH, BFW, Argyle

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APR: Justin ParK/ KJS, SLC, DJM, BFW, Argyle

APR: Brandon Turner/ DEA, DVD, JCH, ETS, Radebaugh

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APR: Tuhin Roychowdhury/ 

MRL, DVD, DEA, ATW, Davis

6-Apr

APR: Monique Speirs/ 

JCP, JLA, KAC, Grose, Warnick

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APR: Theresa Smith/ BMW, KAC, PBS, JCP, JLA

LP: Tianzuo Xu/JLP

PD/APR: Doo Kwon/ DHE, KJS, DJM, BFW, RGH

APR: Brian Johnson/ MRL, ATW, KJS, RGH, Davis

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APR: Jiuzhi Gao/ DEA, DVD, ATW, JCH, MCA



13-Apr

LP: Supeshala Dilrukshi (20 minutes)/JDM

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LP: Yujin Kwon (20 minutes)/BMW

LP: Diego Moya (20 minutes) /SLC

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LP: Naomi Flindt (20 minutes)/RKW

APR: Hadi Nazari/ 

DJM, DHE, JLP, SLC, RGH

LP: Jamir Shrestha/DVD LP: Praneeth Hettikankanange/DEA
20-Apr

APR: Colten McEwan/ 

JLA, KAC, JCP,BMW, Alder

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APR: Tsz Yin Chan/ JLA, RKW, BMW, JCP, KAC

LP: JD Singleton/MAP

APR: Dhruv Shah/ 

MRL, DJM, JCH, DVD, Lunt

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APR: DJ Patel/ MRL, DJM, JCH, DVD, Lunt

APR: Anna Nielsen/ ATW, DEA, PBF, MRL, Nordin

10:00 a.m., C107

APR: Clinton King/ DHE, RGH, DJM, DVD, KJS

27-Apr


-          Reading the literature: During Fall and Winter semesters, a student (under the supervision of their advisor) selects a recent article (last 3 years) from a journal of their choice. They send this article to the students and faculty in the class at least one week prior to the class. Everyone is expected to read it prior to class. The student choosing the article writes a four-to-five question quiz (approved by the advisor) given during the first five minutes of the class. Students must pass 70% of the quizzes each semester to receive a passing grade in the class.

-          Literature presentation: The student choosing the article also prepares a 30-40 minute presentation to give during the class. The format of the presentation should be that of a seminar presentation, but questions are posed and addressed during the course of the presentation. The student will be evaluated on their presentation on a pass/fail basis by the faculty present in the class and must pass one presentation per year. Students are invited to come to class with insightful, stimulating questions about the paper.  As part of each class, up to three individuals can receive credit for a quiz if their questions are judged by the faculty present to be high quality and among the top three questions generated by the students.  

-          Writing component: The student choosing the article should also find and read at least two additional articles related to their chosen paper (such as a review article and an article cited by the paper). The student will write a one-page (single spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt font) summary of the topic based on the papers, comparing and contrasting their findings and conclusions, and submit it to the instructor before the presentation. The student is not required to include these additional articles directly in their presentation; the additional reading is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of the topic and ability to communicate it.

-          Research proposal presentations: Also in fall semester, students in the beginning of their 2nd or 3rd years present their research proposal. The committee members of the student are expected to attend. For proposal requirements, go to the program requirements webpage.

-          Annual Reviews: During winter semester, two students per week give their annual progress reviews. Each is expected to give a 15-20 minute talk with five minutes for questions.  The committee members of the students are expected to attend. For annual review requirements, go to the annual reviews webpage.

                                                                                                                                                                        Updated 2-16-18