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The School of the Sciences hosted an Information Session about applying and succeeding in graduate school.  The session featured faculty members from the School of the Sciences, Dr. Will Harrell (Chemistry), Dr. Jeremy Burkett (Chemistry), Dr. Mark Branson (Mathematics) and Dr. Mark Norris (Biology).  Chemistry senior Kristen Cassetta thought that all of the panelists were extremely helpful.  They each had different and unique experiences in graduate school and their advice regarding networking with professors before entering graduate school was extremely beneficial. 

Dr. Jeremy Burkett joined the Chemistry Faculty at Stevenson University this fall after teaching at the University of Great Falls in Montana for 5 years.  Dr. Burkett completed his undergraduate degree at Huntington University in Indiana and earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Purdue University.  This semester, Dr. Burkett is teaching General Chemistry Lecture and Lab as well as mentoring a student in research.  Dr. Burkett's research project is based in Bioinorganic Chemistry and focuses on using inorganic chemistry to model complex systems in a simpler manner.  Dr. Burkett has enjoyed meeting all of the faculty and students at Stevenson and looks to becoming more involved in the Department of Chemistry and mentoring students. 

Last week, Dr. Dawn Ward presented her research on finding compounds to target the Hepatitus C virus at the 42nd National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference in Orlando, Florida.  At the conference, in addition to presenting her research, Dr. Ward was able to visit many other research presentations and exhibitors from industry, government and academia.  Dr. Ward is pictured above giving her presentation and also with NOBCChE President, Talitha Hampton-Mayo (left), a Program Manager at AstraZeneca.  

Junior Alexis Spertzel is excited about her first independent research experience.  She is working with organic chemistry faculty member, Dr. Will Harrell, synthesizing small molecules that will serve as inhibitors of botulinum neurotoxin. Although the semester has just started, Lexie is having fun and has learned a lot. She likes working one-on-one with a faculty member and learning new techniques and reactions. She looks forward to learning more throughout the semester!

The Chemistry Department is excited to welcome Dr. Will Harrell, a new organic chemistry faculty member. Dr. Harrell completed his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland and his postdoctoral training at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He is teaching Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and conducting research with students. ...Click here to read more.

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