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Chemistry and Biochemistry News

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”.

Ian at UGa Prep scholar

Ian Liyayi (center back) at the University of Georgia as a PREP scholar. 

Recent Biochemistry graduate Ian Liyayi (BS'18) is pursuing a doctorate at UVa beginning this summer. Since graduation, Ian has been completing a post baccalaureate research education program as an NIH PREP scholar at the University of Georgia.  His research experiences began with an NSF funded REU at the University of Michigan in the summer of 2017. Ian also completed a semester of independent research at Stevenson with Dr. Tracey Mason. Ian has applied to and was accepted to several universities for graduate study. Congratulations Ian! 

 
 
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