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 (2018-19) are:

Winter 2019 -- 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

                         

Pam Van Ry / W142 BNSN Paul Savage / W141 BNSN Kara Stowers / W012 BNSN Jaron Hansen / C107 BNSN James Patterson / W010 BNSN
11- Jan

LP: Daniel Call

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APR: Roshan Loku/ JLA, BMW, PVR, JDM, Grose

LP: Brandon Turner

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LP: Joule Esene

APR: Tina Heravi/ DVD, JCH, ETS, ATW
18-Jan

LP: Nicole Tensmeyer

APR: Reuben Dass/ MAP, MBA, JLA

LP: Basu Aryal

25-Jan

LP: Shelby Harris

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APR: Daniel Poole/ JLA, JCP, KAC, JDM, Tessem

APR: Alexander Ramos/ SLC, MAP, JCP, MBA, SRB

LP: Jimmy Coombs

LP: Abraham DelaCruz

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APR: Andrew Arslanian/ DVD, JCH, DEA, MCA, RGH

1-Feb

LP: Ashley Markham

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APR: Yujin Kwon/ BMW, JLA, JCP, KAC, RKW

LP: Teron Haynie

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APR: Isaac Smith/ MBA, DJM, SLC, PBS, RGH

LP: DJ Patel

LP: David Harris

LP: Brittany Knighton
8-Feb

LP: Lavendar Lin

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APR: Lavendar Lin/ JCP, KAC, JDM, JLP, Transtrum

LP: Erin Martinez

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APR: Johnny Lynch/ RGH, KJS, DJM, RKW, Busath


LP: Dhruv Shah

LP: Radhya Weligama Gamage

15-Feb

LP: Rebecca Viazzo

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APR: Jonard Valdoz/ JLA, PVR, BFW, BMW, KAC, Tessem

APR: Diego Moya/ SLC, MAP, DJM, JLP, SRB

LP: Hans Anderson

APR: Jiewen Shen/ DVD, JCH, RGH, DEA, JCP

LP: Kaylee Rellaford
22-Feb

LP: Matthew Rathgeber

LP: Peter Mpaata

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

LP: Kyle Clark

LP: Chao Pang

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

LP: Chloe Chan

1-Mar

LP: Parag Laljibhai Gajjar

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APR: Supeshala Sarath/ JDM, BMW, KAC, JLA, JLP

LP: Kimberlee Stern

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APR: Kelton Forson/ DJM, MBA, SLC, KJS, DHE

LP: Josh Wheeler

LP: Thy Truong

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LP: Yiran Liang

APR: Jamir Shrestha/ JCH, DVD, MCA, MRL, DEA, ATW
8-Mar


LP: Jonard Valdoz

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APR: Jeremy Tsang/ JCP, JLA, KAC, Grose, Warnick

LP: Seth Taylor

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APR: Tianzuo Xu/ JLP, SLC, MAP, DJM, RKW

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

LP: Keith Willes

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APR: Elaura Gustafson/ DEA, JCH, DVD, RTK, WFP


LP: Aldair Alejandro

15-Mar No class No class No class

No class

No class
22-Mar

LP: Brady James

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

LP: Jatinder Singh

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APR: Robert Hanson/ ATW, JCP, GFB, Robinson, Pitt

 

LP: Nitish Bhardwaj

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

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

29-Mar

LP: Yi Jie "Josh" Tseng

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APR: Chrissy Egbert/ JLA, BMW, PVR, JDM, RTK

George Major

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



APR: Tahereh Gholian/MRL, DEA, JCH, Lunt, Davis
5-Apr

LP: Grant Ludlam

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PD/APR: Nicole Tensmeyer/ BMW, JLA, JCP, PVR, Suli

LP: Xiao, Qiang

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

APR: Dulshani Ranasinghe/ ATM, J. Harb, R. Davis, RGH, KJS



APR: Praneeth Hettikankanange/ DEA, MRL, RTK, JAJ, JCH

12-Apr

LP: Mary Vallecillo

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APR: Kannangara, Ashari/ JAJ, BFW, KAC, JCP, David Thomson, PBF

LP: Steven Draper

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APR: Jacob Parkman/ DJM, SLC, JLP, MBA, JDM


APR: Abraham DelaCruz/ DEA, ATW, MCA, JCH, DVD
19-Apr

LP: Andikan Nwosu

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APR: Naomi Flindt/ RKW, RGH, JCP, JLA, Kooyman

LP: Yesman Akuoko

APR: Anh Christine Nguyen Sorenson/ KJS, DJM, RGH, Karine Chesnel

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

26-Apr

APR: Russel Denton/ JCP, SWG, Transtrum, RKW, DEA

LP: Josiah Lindow

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APR: Daniel Joaquin/ SLC, MAP, DJM, JLP, SRB


-          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 02-12-19