Chemistry and Biochemistry News

Janaya Miles (formerly Slaughter), is a 2019 grad in Biochemistry. Janaya completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg this week, and plans to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. On Match Day in March, Janaya matched with Virtual Health in Voorhees NJ for her OBGYN Residency Placement. Congratulations, Janaya!

The following students were recognized at a lunch event in the School of the Sciences this week. Congratulations all around for remarkable achievements!


The 7th Annual Spring Spectacular (video) was held on Wednesday and feautured more demonstrations than ever before! The ping pong ball explosion was a favorite. Special thanks to our engaging and fun glass blowing demonstrators from McFadden Art Glass. Shout out to our outstanding organizing chairs, Drs Burkett, Tucker and Wilson, and many thanks to all the super faculty, staff and student volunteers!

The semi- annual SOS Poster session was this week, where capstone seniors of all majors share about their research and internship experiences. Forty-four students participated in all majors: applied math, biology, environmental science, chemistry, biochemistry and biomedical engineering.

Maryam Al Naseri (L) and Brie Dewan (R), with Dr. Dwyer, presented their research at the the 86th Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention, hosted by Lebanon Valley College on April 15th. The ISCC is a long-running convention for undergraduate students in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was an in person event for the first time since 2019. The students made short oral presentations in a forum of supportive student peers and faculty judges. After lunch and a plenary lecture, awards were presented to the top two students in each division.


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