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                      Krystine Hill at U. Pitt.

                            Krystine Hill is studyng at University of Pittsburgh

                      Stacey Wardenfelt is at Ohio State

                             Stacey Wardenfelt is studying at Ohio State University

                      Delaney Patterson is at U. Md. College Park

                          Delaney Patterson is studying at U. Maryland College Park

We checked in recently with three of our chemistry alums, Krystine Hill (Chem'18), Stacey Wardenfelt (Bioch '18) and Delaney Patterson (Bioch '18), who after graduating from Stevenson last May, decided to pursue a Ph.D.  Krystine is at University of Pittsburgh, Stacey is attending Ohio state and Delaney is at Maryland College Park. They have some observations to share of their first semester of graduate school:  [You are] "not prepared for how much goes on in your first year of grad school. having to balance graduate level classes, teaching 10 hours a week (and grading ), getting comfortable in a new city, learning a new school, finding new friends, getting into a lab group and finding a PI that is a perfect fit for you..."  "Grad school is a lot of work and is definitely an adjustment period. The learning curve is substantial, just like any transition in TAing has left with me many funny stories to be able to tell."  We look forward to hearing from you all again soon! 

Chemistry faculty mingle with prospective students during lunch

Chemistry faculty chat with students and parents over lunch.

Alum Corinna Carter

Corinna Carter (CHEM BS '16/ MFS '17)

Accepted students day is one of our favorite events. We get a sneak preview of our future Mustangs and chat with them over lunch, AND we are visited by our amazing alumni! 

Alums Corinna Carter and Kathryn Merrick Jendras (BS/Bioch '15) were on hand to share their Stevenson experiences with new students and their parents. 

Welcome back to campus

The Department of Chemistry is very excited to start the 2019 Spring Semester! Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our returning students.  We already have snow in the forecast for tomorrow! Here's hoping the disruptions are minimal to classes. 

containers with herbal medicines

healer with patient

The Study Abroad group visited an Andian medical clinic, Jambi Huasi in the Otovalo highlands. Here they learned about the traditional approaches to healthcare in the community. Some diagnostic procedures use a raw egg, while more specific methods involve a cuy, or Guinea pig. The clinic also has an expert herbalist with a substantial store of herbal remedies.  The trip is just amazing!

admins and faculty at signing ceremony

The Chemistry Department is excited about our new articulation agreement with Carroll Community College!  Students who earn a Physical Science AS with Chemistry can transfer to Stevenson's Chemistry or Biochemistry majors.  Students who earn a Biology AS can transfer to our Biochemistry major.   This agreement allows students to come directly into our majors without losing credits!  Those students can easily finish they BS degrees from Stevenson in 2 years!  The official signing ceremony took place at Carroll  Community College with faculty and administrators from both institutions present.

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