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Y Chem to Receive Honorable Mention

Posted: Oct 08, 2010

Y Chem, the student chapter of the Central Utah Section of the American Chemical Society at BYU, “has been selected to receive an honorable mention award for its activities conducted during the 2009-10 academic year,” a letter to Dr. Burton signed by Joseph Francisco, the president of the ACS, states.

“Lists of award-winning chapters will be published in Chemical & Engineering News and in In Chemistry, the student member magazine,” the letter went on to ...

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Department Picnic a Success

Posted: Sep 27, 2010

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held its annual department picnic Saturday, September 18, just inside Rock Canyon at Park Area 4.

About 180 graduate students, faculty, staff and their families attended for a delicious potluck with a wide array of foreign dishes as well as typical American food such as sloppy joe’s, green salad, and watermelon. After dinner, many enjoyed an equally varied arrangement of desserts. There were brownies, cookies, and a dish ...

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BYU Graduate Students Receive Recognition at Two International Conferences

Posted: Sep 16, 2010

News Release:

BYU graduate students, Landon A. Wiest and David S Jensen, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently received recognition at two international conferences in the summer of 2010.

At HPLC 2010, in Boston, MA (June, 2010), Landon Wiest was nominated for the Csaba Horvath Young Scientist Award and was accordingly given an opportunity to share his research with the chromatography community by delivering a podium presentation. We estimate that 300 – 400 people ...

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Local Elementary and High School Students Participate in National Lab Day Hosted by BYU

Posted: May 26, 2010

The Y Chem Society invited local students to participate in National Lab Day on Saturday, May 15, at Brigham Young University. National Lab Day came about last year through collaboration between the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Thomas H. Lane, the current ACS president, sees National Lab Day as an important initiative in preparing ...

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Annual Awards Banquet

Posted: Apr 12, 2010

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held its annual awards banquet on April 8 in the garden court of the Wilkinson Student Center. Attendees included award recipients, 2010 graduates, and department faculty and staff.

Dinner was served by BYU catering followed by the presentation of the awards. The awards are listed below:
Central Utah Section American Chemical Society Awards-Presented by Allen Buskirk
Spring Research Conference- Recognizes the top presenters in the chemistry sections of ...

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Matthew Winterton Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Posted: Apr 09, 2010

Matthew T. Winterton, one of about 300 Goldwater Scholarship winners nationwide for 2010, is a junior BYU Biochemistry major from Alpharetta, Georgia. Based on his academic record, Matt received a National Institutes of Health biomedical research internship for Summer 2009 in Bethesda, Maryland, where he worked with Dr. Daniel Fowler studying the immunology of stem cell transplantation in cancer therapy.

“I absolutely loved my internship,” said Matt. “I worked with a post-doctoral student and I ...

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Graduate Student Site Visit 2010

Posted: Mar 25, 2010

During the weekend of March 19-20 the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted their annual site visit. Several  students who have been accepted or are prospective students into the graduate programs came to tour campus and learn more about our programs.

The purpose of the site visit is for students to see BYU’s state-of-the-art research facilities first-hand, and get to know the wonderful professors. Friday night there was a dinner held on campus. This ...

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2009 Chemistry and Biochemistry Awards Banquet

Posted: Apr 28, 2009

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department hosted its 2009 Awards banquet on April 8. The catered dinner included winners from the Spring Research Conference as well as undergraduate awards, undergraduate research awards, graduate student awards and graduate research fellowships. Winners are as listed below. Spring Research Conference winners were Marie Chilton (co- with Allen), Na Li, Elisabeth Pound, Changna Wang, Jie Xuan, Thomas Ence, Jon Low, Allen Nicholson (co- with Marie) and Michael Wood. The ACS ...

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