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Chemistry and Biochemistry News

Freshman Mark Moody really enjoyed his Honors General Chemistry and General Biology courses this year. He reported that he received a great foundation in these fundamental science courses.  Mark liked the end of year Honors Chemistry demonstrations.  His Mushroom Cloud experiment showed the process of sublimation (when a solid transitions to a gas without going through the liquid state) of dry ice to gaseous CO2

In her Honors General Chemistry demonstration, Chemistry freshman Janaya Slaughter showed the different colors that resulted when acidic and basic solutions were combined in beakers with different indicators. Janaya had a great first year at SU.  She came to SU for the BS/MS program in chemistry and forensic sciences and is excited to pursue a career in this area.

Congratulations to Chris Griffin on receiving the Chemistry Department’s Service Award at the May Celebration!  Chris was recognized for his dedication to participating in department events, including serving as a Supplemental Instruction Leader and tutor to many students.

Tierney Sugrue was recognized at the May Celebration for obtaining the highest GPA of all graduating chemistry and biochemistry seniors. Dr. Ellen Roskes presented her with an award and a gift to celebrate her accomplishments.  Congratulations Tierney!

Biochemistry freshman, Nichole Mgboji (left), had a great first year at SU.  Her career goal is to become a physician, so Nichole is shadowing an anesthesiologist this summer.  Nichole really enjoyed the Honors General Chemistry demonstrations.  She enjoyed not only performing her experiment on air pressure in a soda can, but also explaining the chemistry behind the results of the experiment to her classmates.

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