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The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce that we have 11 students and 6 faculty members participating in the 249th ACS National Meeting in Denver at the end of March.  In these initial pictures, students and faculty are putting the finishing touches on posters and practices their presentations.  Everyone is very excited for the upcoming trip! 

Chemistry Advisory Board member, Jim Damewood, Ph.D, Business Liaison and Principal Research Toxicologist for Haskell Global Centers for Health and Environmental Sciences, was the guest speaker at the School of the Sciences' annual Dell Lecture.  His presentation, “A Chemist’s Perspective on Safety by Design," was well received by a large audience.  At the event, Chemistry junior, Abdallah Malik NaaNaa, was awarded the Dell Scholarship. This scholarship, endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dell, is awarded to a current junior in the School of the Sciences who exhibits a strong work ethic, exemplary teamwork, and uncompromising integrity.  Congratulations, Malik, on this well-deserved award!

The American Chemical Society Student Club took a trip to Stoneleigh Lanes bowling alley on a recent Friday for a fun-filled and stress-free activity. The members enjoyed each other’s company while bringing in the weekend the right way, with duck pins!

Tiffany Murray, BS Chem '08, is in her last year of Pharmacy School at Touro College in New York. She was featured in the spring 2015 Ventures  (  Her ultimate goal is to open a pharmacy in her native county, Guyana.  Tiffany says, "I attibute my achievements to hard work, dedication to excellence and an amazing foundation in the sciences.  All these skills I acquired during my undergraduate years at Stevenson."   

A class activity in Dr. Jason Sonnenberg's Inorganic Chemistry class is to use models to see the 3D arrangement of various molecules.  Students are then able to determine the symmetry of the molecules to determine their point groups.

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