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Posted: 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 ...
Posted: Feb 25, 2016
Bhupinder Singh, who received his PhD from BYU in December 2015, was honored to find an article featured on the cover of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry in which he was the lead author.
The article, titled “Multi-instrument characterization of five nanodiamond samples: a thorough example of nanomaterial characterization,” was the culmination of a project Singh started when he first joined Dr. Matthew R. Linford’s lab in December 2011.
Nanodiamonds are produced in explosions that ...
Posted: Oct 12, 2015
The 2015 Homecoming Alumni and Fall Social for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was held Friday, October 9, in the Benson Science Building. Alumni, young and old, came with their partners to greet faculty, staff, emeritus, and department retirees at a reception followed by a delicious meal.
After the meal, everyone moved to a lecture hall for a presentation and talk. Dr. Francis R. Nordmeyer, who served as Department Chair for nine years, was ...
Posted: Sep 23, 2015
All alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus, department retirees, and their partners are invited to the annual homecoming social on October 9, 2015. Please RSVP to Peggy Erickson by September 30, 2015.
Posted: 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.
Read the article here.
Posted: Feb 25, 2015
Despite previous setbacks, Rebecca Plimpton lands publication in major science journal.
Read the full article here.
Posted: Oct 20, 2014
Alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus, and department retirees, many accompanied by a spouse or guest, came together Friday, October 17, for the 2014 Homecoming Alumni Dinner and Fall Social.
Dr. Greg Burton began the evening by welcoming everyone and introducing new faculty members Kara Stowers, Rebecca Sansom and Ken Christensen, and well as the new CSR, Randy Morgan. He then acknowledged those who had retired in the last year, faculty members John Lamb, Randall Shirts, Philip ...
Posted: Oct 16, 2014
BYU alumnus, Brad Loertscher, recently received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
NIH, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the world’s largest source of funding for medical research.
Loertscher worked in Dr. Steve Castle’s lab while at BYU. Castle said of the award, “This is a very prestigious and competitive fellowship. Applicants are judged ...