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Chemistry Department News

Barry M. Willardson Gives BYU Devotional

Posted: in Faculty, Jul 28, 2015

Dr. Willardson gave a devotional address titled "Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth" to the entire univeristy on July 14, 2015.

Read the article on The Digital Universe.

Read the article on the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences website.

Watch the devotional address on BYUtv.

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Linford Lab Featured on BYU Radio

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Research, Student, Jun 10, 2015

BYU chemistry professor Dr. Matthew Linford was featured in the innovation segment of BYU Radio’s show Top of Mind on June 1, 2015.  Host Julie Rose interviewed Linford, as well as Ray West of MOXTEK, Inc. and Spencer Rogers of the BYU Technology Transfer office, about a new invention from the Linford Lab being licensed for the commercial market.

The invention, a novel Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) device, consists of an adsorbent, sponge-like coating ...

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Student Research on Preterm Birth Wins First Prize

Posted: in Analytical, Research, Student, May 28, 2015

Suresh Kumar, a chemistry PhD candidate from New Delhi, India, won first place for his poster at the 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) last week.

The annual symposium, held this year in Fort Worth, Texas, involves research from different branches of separation science.  Kumar attended the conference to share his progress on developing a microfluidic-based platform for diagnosing preterm birth (PTB). PTB—delivery before 37 weeks of gestation—is the most common ...

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Students Love Open Lab Day

Posted: in Community, May 14, 2015

The Y-Chem Society hosted two Open Lab Days this year, one on May 9th and the other on May 16th.  Around 250 eager students from local elementary, junior high, and high schools came to BYU start their careers as scientists-in-training. 

"Open Lab Day is always wonderful," said Y-Chem president Ryjul Stokes, "because it gives students a chance to perform experiments. It allows them to experience science in action."

Student participants were divided by age group ...

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Congratulations Graduates

Posted: in Student, Apr 29, 2015

Students from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry officially graduated from BYU on Thursday, April 23, 2015. President Worthen presided over the commencement ceremony, which was held in the Marriott Center.

The following day, April 24, the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences held its convocation ceremony in the Wilkinson Center, where each student was recognized and received his or her diploma.  After convocation, graduates from the department and their families were invited to a ...

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2015 Awards Banquet

Posted: in Student, Apr 20, 2015

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.

Congratulations to all award recipients and graduating scholars.


CENTRAL UTAH SECTION AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY AWARDS

Student Research Conference (SRC) Session Winners

Swati Anand, Courtney Banks, David Broadbent, Wade Ellis, Marshall Hutchings, Holly Larson, Zhiwei Ma ...

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BYU Alumni Improve the Study of Bacteria

Posted: in Alumni, Apr 09, 2015

Paul V. Jones (2006 BS in Chemistry) and Shannon Huey Hilton (2013 BS in Chemistry) were featured on the Arizona State University (ASU) website for their contributions to the study of bacteria's antibiotic resistance.

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Getting Utah’s Young Scientists Ready for College

Posted: in Faculty, Apr 07, 2015

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.

Sansom has participated in the committee for the last three years and was originally chosen because of her role in the Jordan School District ...

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