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Professors Create Chemistry Camp to Fill Void and Inspire Young Minds

Posted: in Alumni, Community, Emeritus, Faculty, Physical, Research, Staff, Student, Aug 25, 2016

The inaugural BYU Chemistry Camp was a fun-filled three-day event for campers ages 9-12 who participated in hands-on, inquiry-based chemistry experiments. Campers came from all local Provo schools (Franklin, Provo Peaks, Timpanogos, and Wasatch) and from as far away as Alaska and Tennessee.The idea for the camp was sparked by Dr. Ess who was looking for a science camp for his 10-year old daughter to attend this summer. With no rigorous science camp offered ...

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Woolley's Research Makes Cover of Analyst Journal

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Student, Mar 02, 2016

The Woolley group was honored to have the title and image of their recent article featured on the cover of Analyst.  The article, titled "Development of an integrated microfluidic solid-phase extraction and electrophoresis device," can be found here.

See the full journal cover here.

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Department Picnic 2015

Posted: in Faculty, Student, Sep 14, 2015

Faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered for the annual department picnic held on September 11, 2015, in the Benson Fishbowl (W170).  The night began with a moment of silence to commemorate the victims of the 9-11 attacks fourteen years ago.  Dr. Barry Willardson then offered an opening prayer and the party began.  A delicious meal of pizza and salad was followed by cake and ice cream. Despite the good food, however, the games were the ...

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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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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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Research Pays Off at ACS National Meeting

Posted: in Physical, Research, Student, Apr 03, 2015

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. 

Harper was awarded the American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry Outstanding Student Poster Award for his research in Dr. David Dearden ...

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