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                 Kendall and Dr. Narayan

        ACS Orlando

                   Dr. Narayan and the moles

Students and faculty traveled to Orlando Florida for the Spring 2019 National Meeting and Expo of the American Chemical Society.  There, senior biochemistry major Kendall Quirk presented her work on the molecular modeling of potential anti HIV drugs that she completed with chemistry faculty member Dr. Sara Narayan. 

new members of gamma sigma epsilon

(Pictured L-R: Natalie Wasicko, Miguel Hernandez, Josef Kittelberger, Yasmin Hilton-Bey, Sam Edwards, Isaac Colbert, Rachel Grewette, Amanda Peavey, Olivia Appicella, Dyana Daniyarova. Dr. Dwyer kneeling)

The annual induction of students into Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the Chemistry Honor Society were held last Friday on campus. Parents and faculty looked on as students took the oath of membership. Membership in Gamma Sigma Epsilon is extended to those students who have completed a minimum of 16 credits in chemistry and are enrolled in four additional chemistry credits and who have a minimum GPA of 3.40 in all chemistry courses and a minimum 3.00 GPA overall. Congratulations to the new members and their faculty advisor, Dr. Tim Dwyer. 

Sehlah Steminar April 2019

Senior biochem major Sehlah Butt spent her senior capstone last summer working in a Pakistani hospital. In an SOS STEMinar last week, she shared her experiences with faculty and fellow students and presented the direction she envisions for the future of Pakistani healthcare.

Members of Phi Sigma Sigma

Stevenson recently announced the invitation extended to two Greek social fraternities on campus, Phi Mu Delta and Phi Beta Sigma, to colonize on campus. They will complement the university’s two existing sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Phi Sigma Sigma.  Pictured above are three members of Phi Sig who are chemistry/biochemistry majors, L-R Kayla Tuner (biochem) Shelbie Baird (biochem) and Nicole Kibler (chemistry)

Faculty at PKAL 2019

The Friday before Spring Break, Chemistry and Biology faculty members (pictured L-R Dr. Dawn Ward; Dr. Lorie Lana (biology); Dr. Michelle Ivey) attended the Capital Project Kaleidoscope regional network conference in Bowie, MD. Dr. Ward presented a poster on "Preparing Chemists in the Digital Age", and Dr. Lana presented her work on "Integration of an Inquiry-Based Research Project into an Upper Level Immunology Course". The theme of the conference was "A Call to Action for Diversity and Inclusion in STEM”.

 
 
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