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Senior Chemistry Majors celebrated the successful completion of their comprehensive exams

January 26, 2016
Senior Chemistry Majors celebrated the successful completion of their comprehensive exams on a snowy January afternoon with a new tradition.

A Celebration of the End of Classes!

December 7, 2015
The Biology and Chemistry Departments invite you to a celebration of the end of classes! It will be on Thursday December 10, 2-15 from 12:00-2:00 pm in Harris Commons in Spencer Hall. There will be food, crafts, cookie decorating, music and games! All students in any biology or chemistry classes are invited (plus anyone who wishes they had been in a biology or chemistry class this semester).

CHANGING THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND COOKING

December 7, 2015
Associate Professor of Chemistry Deon Miles recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled “Laboratory Development and Lecture Renovation for a Science of Food and Cooking Course” (J. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91, 1637−1642). The article focused on the recent changes made to the course (CHEM 110), which is targeted to nonscience majors at Sewanee. Students now have the opportunity to work in the laboratory setting on food-related experiments, including the preparation of homemade ice cream. Also, near the end of the course, the class takes a field trip to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery (in nearby Lynchburg, TN) to study large-scale distillation and fermentation processes.

STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH AT THE 2015 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

November 23, 2015
Five students presented research they have conducted in conjunction with faculty in the Chemistry Department at the 2015 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which was held November 4-7, in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Deon Miles, Dr. Bethel Sharma Seballos, and Dr. Matt Sanderson attended the meeting with the following students: Lauren Petrosh (C'16), Tia Strickland (C'16), Cid Oculam (C'16), Sonia Francone (C'17), and Emily Shriner (C'18).

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT PRESENTS 2015 AWARDS

October 26, 2015
Each fall the Chemistry Department announces three awards at the Founder’s Day Convocation in recognition of outstanding student achievement in the study of Chemistry. These students were also recognized at a brief ceremony held prior to the departmental seminar held that day, where they were presented with their certificates and prizes.

Exhibit at Indianapolis Museum of Art includes work by Bachman

October 26, 2015
Professor Robert Bachman contributed to “On The Flip Side: Secrets On The Backs Of Paintings” exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) which is on display until the end of October.

CHEMISTRY CLUB PRESENTS SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN FUN

October 26, 2015
The Chemistry Club presents Spooktacular Halloween Fun on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:00pm in Blackman Auditorium in Woods Laboratories. Spooktacular Halloween Fun is a chemistry demonstration show for all ages!

Sewanee to host climate literacy teaching workshop

September 20, 2015
Sewanee will host the "T-CLoUD: Teaching Climate Literacy Using Data” workshop, Sept. 25-27, 2015. Participating faculty represent seven of the Associated Colleges of the South schools and a variety of disciplines. Climate expert Dr. David Stooksbury (University of Georgia) will present the opening plenary lecture.

Dr. White Awarded Associated Colleges of the South Blended Learning Grant

September 16, 2015
Emily White (Assistant Professor of Chemistry) has been awarded a Blended Learning Program grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for a collaborative project with Kristen Cecala (Assistant Professor of Biology at Sewanee) and Gregory Lewis (Professor of Biology at Furman University).

Dr. John Shibata Authors Book Review

September 16, 2015
Dr. John Shibata authors book review: Review of Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences, Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92(9), pp 1435-1436. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00539

Chemistry Majors Gain Research Experience at NSF-Funded REU Sites

September 9, 2015
Four Sewanee Chemistry majors completed research projects this summer at Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites.

Incoming Freshmen Conduct Summer Research in the Chemistry Department

September 3, 2015
Three members of the Class of 2019 got an early start at Sewanee by spending six weeks on campus this summer.

Tia Strickland (C’16) and Dr. White Present at National Chemistry Meeting

September 3, 2015
Tia Strickland (C'16) and Dr. Emily White attended the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lab Safety Orientation Fall 2015

August 19, 2015
Lab Safety Orientation for Advent 2015 for students enrolled in Chemistry lab courses will be August 26 (Wednesday), August 27 (Thursday), and August 28 (Friday) at 1:30 pm in Blackman Auditorium (Woods Laboratories).

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Bachman Wins National Award

July 1, 2015
Professor Robert (Rob) Bachman was named as the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Volunteer of the Year.

2009 Alumna Awarded Prestigious Teaching Fellowship

June 24, 2015
Helen (Dauer) Yan (C'09) was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2015 cohort of Teaching Fellows. This year, 34 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers were awarded KSTF Teaching Fellowships.

Chemistry Students Present At Scholarship Sewanee 2015

May 12, 2015
Several students from the Chemistry Department presented oral and poster presentations at Scholarship Sewanee on April 24, 2015. Thirteen posters and one oral presentation were presented. Luis Tinoco, Fernando Acosta, William Wright, Sonia Francone, and Ena Aguilar mentored by Dr. Deon Miles won second place in the Physical Sciences division with their poster "Size characterization and surface modification of monolayer-protected quantum dots." Leslie Leiva, Veronica Gordillo-Herrejon, and Ava Conner mentored by Dr. Emily White won third place in the Physical Sciences division with their poster "Monitoring wastewater treatment by a rural falcultative lagoon system."

10th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show Astonishes Crowd

May 1, 2015
The 10th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show was held April 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm in Blackman Auditorium for the community. On this spectacular evening, the Oscars met Chemistry with each demonstration being performed by chemistry and biochemistry majors and minors.

Sewanee's Bordley Recognized For 50 Years in American Chemical Society

April 23, 2015
John Bordley Recognized for 50 years in American Chemical Society

Dr. Seballos Presents at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

April 13, 2015
Dr. Bethel Seballos presented her recent research at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on April 10, 2015.

Bachman and Miles present at the 249th National Meeting

April 8, 2015
Professors Bachman and Miles travelled to Denver to present their latest research and pedagogic innovations.

The 10th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show

April 6, 2015
The Sewanee Chemistry Department Presents the 10th Annual Chemistry Demonstraion Show Where the Oscars Meets Chemistry

Three Class of 2009 Alums Finish Ph.D.’s

January 21, 2015
Three chemistry majors from 2009—Molly Carpenter, Margaret Anne Gray Hinkle and Brendan Monks—completed their Ph.D.’s in the last few months.

End Of Semester Celebration

December 10, 2014
End of semester celebration with students and faculty from the Chemistry and Biology Departments

Chemistry Department presents 2014 Awards

December 3, 2014
Each fall the Chemistry Department announces three awards at the Founder’s Day Convocation in recognition of outstanding student achievement in the study of Chemistry.

Changing "The Science Of Food And Cooking" (Chemistry 110)

October 14, 2014
Associate Professor of Chemistry Deon Miles recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled “Laboratory Development and Lecture Renovation for a Science of Food and Cooking Course”.

Dr. Emily White, participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking

September 26, 2014
Dr. Emily White, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Sewanee Constructed Wetlands Research Station on Friday, September 26th.

Students And Faculty Attended The American Chemical Society Meeting

September 18, 2014
Students And Faculty Attended The American Chemical Society local section meeting at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Emeriti Update

May 25, 2014
Emeritus Update

Maggie Hudson named Valedictorian for the Class of 2014

May 22, 2014
Maggie Hudson named Valedictorian for the Class of 2014

Eighteen Majors Graduate at 2014 Commencement

May 11, 2014
Eleven biochemistry and seven chemistry majors were awarded bachelors degrees at the University’s Commencement on May 11, 2014.

Scout Science Day at Sewanee

May 7, 2014
Junior Troop #556 and Cadette Troop #555 participated in Scout Science Day at the University of the South on April 26, 2014.

Team Latin Sensation excels at BBQ Slam

May 4, 2014
Team Latin Sensation excels at BBQ Slam

Chemistry students present at Scholarship Sewanee

April 29, 2014
Chemistry students present at Scholarship Sewanee

Crosby and Bachman present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 4, 2014
Crosby and Bachman present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

Chemistry Club annual demonstration show

April 2, 2014
Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show

Chemistry Club annual demonstration show

April 2, 2014
Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show

Dr. Miles Authors Paper in Journal of Chemical Education

March 26, 2014
Dr. Miles Authors Paper in Journal of Chemical Education

Chemistry Club

March 24, 2014
Chemistry Club

Welcome to the new chemistry and biochemistry majors and minors

March 11, 2014
Welcome to the new chemistry and biochemistry majors and minors

Robert Bachman, F. B. Williams Professor of Chemistry, re-elected as a councilor

February 20, 2014
Robert Bachman, F. B. Williams Professor of Chemistry, re-elected as a councilor of CUR

Chemistry Majors and Minors Departmental Party

February 10, 2014
Chemistry Majors and Minors Departmental Party

Assistant Professor Bethel Sharma Seballos recognized as ACS Chemistry Ambassador

January 13, 2014
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Bethel Sharma Seballos, has recently been recognized by the American Chemical Society as an official ACS Chemistry Ambassador.

Laboratory safety orientation Easter 2014

January 10, 2014
Laboratory Safety Orientation for the Easter 2014 semester will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium (Woods Laboratories) and Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium (Woods Laboratories).

Parker Haynes (C’14) Nominated for Watson Fellowship

December 20, 2013
Parker Haynes, C'14, has been nominated for a prestigious year-long Watson Fellowship during 2014-15. Offered by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the Watson Fellowships offer college graduates a year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States.

Students present their research at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

November 28, 2013
Six students presented research they have conducted in conjunction with faculty in the Chemistry Department at the 2013 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which was held November 12-16, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Department awards presented at Homecoming seminar October 25, 2013

October 28, 2013
Maggie Hudson, C'14, was the winner of The Louis George Hoff Memorial Scholarship.

Fall 2013 Chemistry Department Seminar Series Schedule Announced

September 16, 2013
The Chemistry Department has released the Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule. Click through to read more.