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Chemistry and Biochemistry News

Date: 2021

SU Day of Giving 2021

Tomorrow marks our second annual SU Day of Giving to support what you love at Stevenson. Those of us in Chemistry, well, we love Science!  For more information, click here

ACS Chapter Award

The Society Committee on Education (SOCED) selects ACS Student Chapters to receive special recognition on the basis of their programs and activities, as described in their chapter reports. Awards are classified as outstanding, commendable, and honorable mention.  The Stevenson Chapter of the ACS has consistently won awards as a student club, and has been voted best club on campus for several years!  Congratulations to the ACS Stevenson chapter for a job well done!

Research Information 2021

Curious about on-campus research but just not sure what to expect? Join the members of the American Chemical Society Student Club and guests for an information session about on-campus research opportunities in the SOS. You'll hear from past and present research students, along with the Professors who mentor you. On Bluejeans at  Wednesday April 14 at 6:30 PM.

Spring Spectacular 2021

This year, the SOS Spring Spectacular is going virtual! A virtual platform called Gather Town will used to implement interactive math and science demonstrations and games. Gather Town combines video-calling with a 2D map, letting you walk around and talk to the other people right next to you as well as interact with in-world content. Check out a gather town tutorial hereGather is supported on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and must be used from a computer. On the day of the event, April 21, just click the link to join in on the fun!


Harrell Lab Members

Dr. Harrell is known for mentoring multiple students, and this spring has been no exception. The students work near each other, but because of the large size of the chemistry research lab, they have no problems maintaining social distance. Above right, is senior Chemistry major Kait Beardsley.  Kait’s project involves the development of triphenoxymethane-based anion receptors as potential therapeutics for Cystic Fibrosis. She is at work in the fume hood, setting up a reaction to make a new anion binding arm for her compounds.

On the left, in the foreground is senior chemistry major Stephanie Barrios, and in the rear is Sam Rea, junior biochemistry major. They are making different compounds for the same project: Visnagin analogs with potential anticancer applications. Stephanie is monitoring an ongoing reaction using Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC). Sam is using Column Chromatography to purify a reaction that finished the previous day, and is using TLC to identify pure fractions of her target compound from the column.

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