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Komal Kedia Works to Discover Cause of Preeclampsia

Posted: Oct 16, 2014

Komal Kedia, who represented the College of Physical and Mathematica Sciences in BYU's 2014 3MT competition, was recently featured on BYU Radio for her work with Dr. Graves.

Komal Kedia, a chemistry fifth year PhD student from New Delhi, India, represented the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in BYU’s 2014 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). The 3MT program, created by the University of Queensland, Australia, challenges PhD candidates to present their doctoral ...

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Three Students Win Awards at 2014 SciX Conference

Posted: Oct 13, 2014

This year's conference was a great success for Dr. Paul Farnsworth's research group. 

The 2014 SciX Conference (September 28-October 3), held in Reno, Nevada, was a great success for Dr. Farnsworth’s research group.  The conference, which stands for “The Great Scientific Exchange,” is held annually at a different North American location and draws scientists from around the world. SciX is sponsored by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS).

Farnsworth ...

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Getting Their Hands Dirty at Open Lab Day

Posted: Jun 11, 2014

Y-Chem provides laboratory tours, explosive experiments, and magic shows for middle and high school students.

Read the full article here.

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Graduate Student Wins Award at HPLC Symposium

Posted: May 22, 2014

Suresh Kumar, a BYU graduate student originally from New Delhi, India, has received the third place award for best poster at the 41st International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations held in New Orleans.

The symposium, which was held from May 10 to May 15, is considered one of the best places to learn about the latest issues important to discovery, development, and economic production processes inherent to a wide range of related
technologies ...

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Charlotte Reininger Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Posted: Mar 31, 2014

Charlottle Reininger, a junior in Dr. Farnsworth's lab, has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 to sophomores or juniors studying mathematics, science or engineering.

The scholarship was designed to encourage students to pursue careers in the three areas, and to contribute to the knowledge base for each community. Each year, four applicants are chosen by the university to be submitted for selection at the national level ...

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Y-Chem Receives Award from ACS

Posted: Nov 14, 2013

The Y-Chem Society received its third consecutive Commendable award from the American Chemical Society.

Of the 367 student chapters that submitted reports, 85 received commendable mention awards. This is the second-highest chapter award given by the ACS. Awards are given based on chapter activities and programs put on throughout the year.

"We work hard during the year and put a lot of time into already busy schedules," Will Rankin, the current club president said. "It ...

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Excitement, Explosions, and Artificial Scents Filled the Air

Posted: Jun 17, 2013

Students at the Open Lab Day magic show were captivated by green fire tornadoes, exploding cotton balls, and flaming Y’s that capture the words of Neil deGrasse Tyson: “If you are scientifically literate, the world looks very different.”

Sponsored by Y-Chem, the student chapter of the American Chemistry Society (ACS), Open Lab Day is an exciting demonstration of chemistry-related experiments that encouraged students to notice science in the world around them and provided a ...

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Graduate Student Wins Blog Award

Posted: May 21, 2013

Chad Jones, a third-year PhD student working in Dr. David Dearden’s lab, has recently won an award for “best chemistry post.”

The award was presented by Science Seeker, an online entity funded by the National Association of Science Writers that collects the latest science reporting, analysis and discussion. Every year, it accepts nominations for best blog posts in ten different areas including chemistry. This year’s award winners range from professional writers at Scientific ...

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