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Can a Mass Spectrometer Measure More?

Posted: Sep 15, 2015

Dr. David V. Dearden was recently interviewed by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences about his research using an FTICR mass spectrometer to determine not just the mass, but the shape of a molecule.  

Read more about his groundbreaking research on the CPMS website here.

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Department Picnic 2015

Posted: 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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Eight Faculty Members Receive Awards at Annual University Conference

Posted: Aug 31, 2015

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty received a total of eight awards at this year’s Annual University Conference.  The Conference was held August 24, 2015, in the Marriot Center and President Kevin J. Worthen announced the awards.

Dr. Adam T. Woolley was honored to receive a University Professorship award, which acknowledges senior faculty members who are outstanding scholars and teachers.  Woolley has published more than 125 articles and has worked as an investigator ...

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Barry M. Willardson Gives BYU Devotional

Posted: 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: 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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Getting Utah’s Young Scientists Ready for College

Posted: 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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Center for Cancer Research Hosts Appreciation Dinner

Posted: Mar 19, 2015

The Simmons Center for Cancer Research (SCCR) commemorated what would have been the 80th birthday of the late Rex Lee with an appreciation dinner for those involved with cancer research at BYU.

SCCR faculty and students gathered with members of Lee’s family and individuals from the community to celebrate the center’s research, to recognize the SCCR’s former director, and to honor Lee’s life.

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Jennifer B. Nielson: Experiment and Experience

Posted: Mar 13, 2015

Dr. Nielson gave an inspiring and entertaining devotional address to the entire univeristy on March 3, 2015.

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