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       Organic and Inorganic Synthesis                             Catalysis or Functional Materials Instrument Design 

and Spectroscopy

             

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

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

6-Nov LP: Haifa Almughamsi LP: Concordia Lo

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

LP: Tahereh Gholian
13-Nov

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

Report & presentation:
Gabe Valdivia/ DJM, MCA, JEP, JAJ, ETS, BFW
LP: David Harris
20-Nov

LP: Chrissy Egbert

PD: Chloe Ence/ DJM, JLP, SLC, MBA, JLA LP: Varun Jain
27-Nov LP: Steve Draper LP: DJ Patel PD: Robert Hanson/ ATW, JCP, GFB, Robison, Pitt
4-Dec PD: Marjan
Hashemi/ PBS, JLP, JLA, SWG, DJM
PD: Diana Sa'avedra/ MBA, SLC, DJM, MAP, SRB PD: Marko Popovic/ BFW, JAJ, JEP, LDH, Tolley PD: Varun Jain/ MRL, DVD, JCH, DEA, Lunt
11- Dec LP: Steven Christiansen PD: Johnny Lynch/ RGH, DJM, KJS, RKW, Busath LP: Zheng Zhou LP: Janice Darko

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         Organic and Inorganic Synthesis        Catalysis or Functional Materials                        Instrument Design                          Spectroscopy                            
Josh Andersen / W005 Josh Price / C407 Kara Stowers / W011 Daniel Austin / C107 Jeremy Johnson / W006
12- Jan LP: Mary Vallecillo LP: Alexander Ramos LP: Hans Anderson LP: Tina Ganguly LP: Andrew Arslanian
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: Dulashani Ranasinghe

APR: Robert Hanson / 

ATW, JCP, GFB, Robison, Pitt 

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

LP: Isaac Smith
26-Jan LP: Daniel Poole LP: Daniel Joaquin LP: Christine Nguyen Sorenson LP: Praneeth Hettikankanange

APR: Kaylee Rellaford/ 

JEP, MCA, ETS, JAJ, Homer

2-Feb LP: Jonard Valdoz

APR: Qiang Xiao

JLP, DJM, SLC, MAP KAC

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

LP: Kelton Forson

APR: Nitish Bhardwaj/

JCH, DEA, MRL, SRG, RGH

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

LP: Jamir Shrestha
9-Feb

APR: Nicole Tensmeyer/

BMW, JLA, Shen

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

LP: Reuben Dass

APR: Steven Butler/ 

KJS, DJM, RKW

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APR: Christine Nguyen/ 

KJS, DJM, RGH, BFW, Chesnel

LP: Elaura Gustafson LP: Brittany Knighton
16-Feb LP: Eranga Balasooriyage

APR: Seth Taylor/ PBS, SLC, DJM, JLP, RKW

LP: Harlen Hobbs

APR: David Harris/ 

ATW, DEA, JCH, Hawkins, Pitt
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APR: Tahereh Gholian/ MRL

LP: Tina Heravi
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

APR: Marko Popovic/ BFW, JAJ, JEP, 
L Hansen, Tolley
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APR: Doo Hyun Kwon/ DHE, KJS, DJM, BFW, RGH

APR: Tuhin Roychowdhury/ 

MRL, DVD, DEA, ATW, Davis 

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APR: Ellen Parker/ ATW, SRG, Nordin

2-Mar LP: Yujin Kwon

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

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

APR: Shila Chatterjee/ 

MRL, DVD, JCH, DEA, Lunt

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

LP: Rusty Denton
9-Mar

20 MINUTES EACH

APR: Mason Smith/ 

JLP, BMW, DJM, SWG, JLA

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APR: Jeremy Tsang/ KAC, JLA, BMW, RKW, JCP
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APR: Johnny Choi/ KAC, JLA, Weber

LP: Jing Liang

APR: Varun Jain/ 

MRL, DVD, JCH, DEA, Lunt

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


APR: Brittany Knighton/ 

JAJ, DHE, ETS

23-Mar LP: Simo Li

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

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

APR: Jiewen Shen/ 

DVD, JCH, RGH, DEA, JCP

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

LP: Abraham De la Cruz
30-Mar

APR:Ashari Kannangara/ 

JLA, BMW, KAC, JCP, Thomson

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

LP: Jatinder Singh

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

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

APR: Cody Cushman/

 MRL, DEA, ATW, Davis, Lunt

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

6-Apr LP: Supeshala Dilrukshi LP: Tianzuo Xu

PD: Doo Kwon/ DHE, KJS, DJM, BFW, RGH

APR: Janice Darko/ 

ATW, DEA, SRG, Hawkins, Robison

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


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

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

13-Apr

APR: Monique Speirs/ 

JCP, JLA, KAC, Grose, Warnick

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

LP: Diego Moya

APR: Hadi Nazari/ 

DJM, DHE, JLP, SLC, RGH

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

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

APR: Dhruv Shah/ 

MRL, DJM, JCH, DVD, Lunt

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


-          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 9-20-17