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Chemistry and Biochemistry News
Alumnae and adjunct instructor Carli Castiglia Allison (BS'15/MS'16) and her husband, applied math alum Josh Allison (BS'15) welcomed their son Roman Lee on February 18, 2020. Little Roman weighed in at 6 lbs 15 oz and was 19.5 inches long. Congratulations to the whole family!
Chemistry faculty member Dr. Sara Narayan has written a book chapter, to appear in the pending release of Green Chemistry in Government and Industry, Volume 5. The chapter is titled "Sustainability and some green initiatives in undergraduate education." Dr. Narayan has been working on green approaches to science in her own research for some time, including microwave assisted synthesis and molecular modeling experiments.
The achievements of efforts at the freshman level of chemistry was featured in the August Council of Undergraduate Research blog. Chemistry faculty member Dr. Jeremy Burkett has facilitated a year long research experience with first year honors chemistry students which has exposed them to the experience of real world mentored research early in their undergraduate career. The full story can be read here.
Chemistry faculty member, Dr. Sara Narayan, attended the 9th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry in Reston, Virginia. She presented a poster on an easy method for the isolation of caffeine from tea bags that can be used for nursing students taking their chemistry course.