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Students in the School of the Sciences were recognized for their academic achievements at the May Celebration and Dessert Reception held on Wednesday. Special recognition goes to chemistry and biochemistry graduates honored. Corinna Carter received the American Chemical Society Award and the award for Academic Excellence; Blake Ford received the Chemistry Service Award; Courtney Aceto received the Brusini Excellence in Science Award, and the following students were inducted into Sigma Xi : Courtney Aceto, Blake Ford, Sade Lucas, Andrew Potter, Briana Winer and Craig Winters. Congratulations, graduates! 

Blake Ford received an additional recognition at commencement: the President's Award for  Scholarly and Creative Achievement. 

The School of the Sciences threw a send-off picnic for the graduating seniors to celebrate their accomplishments. The students and faculty enjoyed yummy picnic fare prepared by the faculty, along with games such as corn hole and Frisbee golf.  There were raffles and gifts for all the students to commemorate their time at Stevenson. More photos at the event can be viewed here. 

Biochemistry senior Ian Liyayi conducted independent research with Professor Michelle Ivey this semester. His work involved validating the quantification of nitrates in high chloride samples. This work will be used to assay water from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, a waterway especially susceptible to nitrate contamination from farm runoff or industrial waste. 

Final exams start this week at Stevenson. To support students while they study, the library locations have extended hours and designated quiet areas....Click here to read more.

The 2017 induction of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society took place last week. The society welcomed six new student members, recognizing their achievements in chemistry. To qualify for membership in GSE, students must completed a minimum of 16 credits in chemistry and are enrolled in four additional chemistry credits with a minimum GPA of 3.40 in all chemistry courses and a minimum 3.00 GPA overall. Students must also demonstrate excellent academic integrity. Congratulations to the following students: L-R Blake Ford, Yaakov Itzkowitz, Kayla Bynion, Stacey Wardenfelt, Delaney Patterson, Julie Davenport, Briana Winer, Sade Lucas, and Corinna Carter (not pictured: Janaya Slaughter and Tyler John) for all their hard work! 

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