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Posted: Sep 12, 2011
Stacey Smith, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was surprised and honored when her name was read at the fall 2011 ACS meeting in Denver as the third place presenter in a new graduate student award symposium.
“[I was] surprised, like, ‘wow, that’s really neat,’ because everyone that was there … it was already a select group of people presenting, and then everyone that was there did a really good job ...
Posted: Aug 29, 2011
Academically speaking, Daniel Mortensen was a “late bloomer” according to his faculty mentor.
In Daniel’s own words, chemistry classes are “pretty tough” and “discouraging to a lot of people, myself included.”
But by graduation, Daniel was the lead author of a study published in a respected chemistry journal and he had punched his ticket to one of the world’s top chemistry Ph.D. programs, UC Berkeley.
“BYU allows students to get a lot ...
Posted: Jun 08, 2011
“It’s like Harry Potter!” yelled one student in delight as a tornado of green fire spun in the mesh tunnel at the front of the room. “Yeah, the Goblet of Fire!” another chimed in. This exciting spectacle wasn’t magic, though. It was all created by science.
On May 14 and 21, 2011, the Y Chem club, in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, hosted local students ranging from fifth to twelfth ...
Posted: May 03, 2011
A wide array of students and faculty as well as a few staff members gathered in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Center on April 7 for the 2011 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s annual awards banquet.
Department Chair, Dr. Greg Burton, opened the evening by welcoming the graduating students in attendance.
“You’re certainly celebrating a marvelous accomplishment,” Dr. Burton said.
Graduate student Brian Anderson gave the invocation and blessing on the food ...
Posted: Apr 19, 2011
For the fourth year in a row, BYU students claimed the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a program established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater and given to outstanding students in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.
R. Terik Daly was one of two BYU students selected for the 2011 award. A geological science major, Daly studies the chemistry of micrometeorite impact with analytical chemistry professor Dr. Daniel Austin. He currently has a ...
Posted: Apr 13, 2011
Brandon Gassaway, a senior graduating in biochemistry this spring, was pleased to find out he had received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The grant was awarded to him due to a research proposal he wrote and will fund his PhD studies in the fall.
Every year, the National Science Foundation awards about two thousand grants to prospective graduate students or graduate students who are no more than ...
Posted: Apr 12, 2011
The student chapter of the American Chemical Society at BYU, the Y Chem Society, just received a student chapter honorable mention for its accomplishments in 2009-2010 at the 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Anaheim, Calif., March 27-31. In addition to receiving the award, nearly all of the Y Chem members in attendance also had the opportunity to present their research at the conference.
Dr. Daniel Austin, the faculty advisor for Y Chem, was ...
Posted: Mar 23, 2011
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry just hosted potential graduate students March 18-19 in its annual site visit.