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Amanda McGown (BS Chem '05), who received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University after SU, serves as Lead Physical Scientist at Booz Allen, where she has been working for several years.  She supports several different government agencies and branches of the military with projects relating to chem/bio defense.  She reports that the work is challenging and very rewarding.   Shown here are Amanda, Mike and their children, Kaylee and Allie, who really enjoyed Christmas this year!

Biochemistry senior, Kennedy Akwo, is excited about his future career in pharmacy.  During his capstone, he researched the disparity in safety, efficacy and perception between brand name and generic drugs.  He presented his findings at the Fine School of the Sciences Poster Session.  Based on the various pharmacy schools that he was accepted to, Kennedy has chosen to attend Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy starting in Fall 2017.

Chemistry senior, Danielle Haynes (right) researched whether lab safety policies in university labs are effective.  She presented her finding at the Fine School of the Sciences Poster Session in December.  She is shown here with Catherine Llanos (Chem '16, Forensic Sciences MS '17).

The Department of Chemistry is very excited to start the 2017 Spring Semester! Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our returning students!  All students are invited to a Chemistry Meet and Greet on the January 30th 1-2 PM in S124A. 

Dr. George Lauterbach, who teaches in our General Chemistry sequence often spends the beginning of January in Mexico and enjoys birdwatching.  He sent us a picture of a beautiful rose-throated becard he saw in Puerto Vallarta.