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Chemistry faculty member, Dawn Ward (left), was on the Plenary Panel for the Paul D. Lack Scholars' Showcase at SU.  Dr. Ward explained how her research has led to important results in the area of organic and medicinal chemistry, but more than that, students have benefitted by learning how to do research. Those students have used the deductive reasoning and the lab skills they learned from research in their careers and in graduate and professional school. She shared some wonderful stories about the students who have worked with her.

Next in the series of what chemistry faculty did this summer is Professor Tim Dwyer's trip to Colorado in July.  You may already know that Dr. Dwyer is originally from Colorado and that most of his extended family still lives there. Seeing his family was overdue because of Covid, and he was able to be present for his dad's 80th birthday celebration. 

Tim Dwyer and Family

Dr. Dwyer took two of his kids with him on this trip. If you've ever had Dr. Dwyer as a professor, it's likely you know all three of his kids' (and his pets'!) names. They all enjoyed time with their family, hiking in Red Rocks, rock climbing and took in a Colorado Rapids soccer game together. 

Hiking at Red Rock

          Tim Dwyer and kids

Next in the series on what chemistry professors are up to this summer is Professor Tracey Mason. Dr. Mason took a road trip with a friend to Eau Claire Wisconsin in July. The trip was made to celebrate the marriage of a friend who's party had already been postponed once due to Covid. On the way back she stopped in Chicago to visit Millennium Park and the Navy Pier. The forest fires out west made the air thick over the skyline. 

Chicago skyline

Crown Fountain Chicago

Cloud Gate Reflection

Dr. Ward Summer Reunion

Next in our faculty summer series, Professor Dawn Ward enjoyed a huge family reunion in New Jersey that was so special that it was featured on Good Morning America. What makes this such an amazing story is the tenacity with which her family has stayed connected EVERY week throughout the pandemic. Watch the full story by clicking the photo. Dr. Ward can be seen celebrating with her family! 

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