Location Update: Chemistry Graduation Ceremony

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Location Update: Chemistry Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations Class of 2016!  The Chemistry Department’s Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13th at 6:00 pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C (403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA  23219). Dr. James Frazier from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare will be speaking at graduation. Information about parking can be found at: http://www.richmondcenter.com/attending/parking-directions/.  Expect to encounter […]

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2016 Metro Richmond STEM Fair

Congratulations to Pranav Neyveli, Godwin High School, for receiving 1st Alternate Prize on the 2016 Metro Richmond STEM Fair for his project “A Novel Alternative to Antibiotics: Gold Nanoparticles”. Pranav did his research in Dr. El-Shall’s Lab. https://www.mymsic.org/index.php Pranav Neyveli, Godwin HS, Henrico, 1st Alternate, (second from left).

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Dr. Waller wins VT award

Dr. Lachelle Waller, Director of Advising, had been awarded the 2016 Virginia Tech Influential Black Alumni Outstanding Ut Prosim Award.  Dr. Waller earned this recognition through selfless dedication and superior achievements in her field. Please take a moment to congratulate her.

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Nick Farrell ACS-VA Section Distinguished Research Award

Please join us in congratulating Nick for the ACS-VA section Distinguished Research Award. The award ceremony will be on January 22, 2016, 6:00 pm at Virginia State University. http://virginia.sites.acs.org/

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Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner named Volunteer of the Year

Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner, Director of Instrumentation and Service Associate Professor of Chemistry, was unanimously selected as Goochland County Public Schools’ Volunteer of the Year!  Dr. Turner was nominated for being a prominent figure at the schools’ STEM camp, Conundrum Day, the STEM advisory committee, and a mentor at both the middle and high schools.  […]

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Undergraduates in Summer Research

Josh: This summer I did a research internship at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA through their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.  I worked on a project this summer that focused on finding better drug therapies for Ebola virus and other filoviruses.  Specifically, I looked at antibodies from human survivors of Ebola […]

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Congratulations to Dr. R. Gerald Bass

Dr. R. Gerald Bass, Chemistry Department Chairman from 1995-1998 and Emeritus faculty has been elected as a 2015 ACS Fellow. This is a great honor and well-deserved recognition of his contributions to science, education and service to the ACS Community. ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to […]

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Dr. Sally Hunnicutt recipient of VCU Distinguished Teaching Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sally Hunnicutt on her Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Hunnicutt is one of VCU’s faculty gems. She has stepped forward across the educational enterprise to take leadership roles and make positive changes. She is a gifted classroom instructor, an innovator in chemistry pedagogy, and a leader in developing effective advising […]

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Dr. Hani El-Kaderi Awarded Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

Chemistry’s Hani El-Kaderi, along with Puru Jena awarded a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) has award the both $100,000 for their project, Nano-Inspired Electrolytes and Cathode Materials for a New Generation of Li and Na-Ion Batteries. 

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Chemistry Undergradute Joins Ebola Treatment Team

Joshua David, ’17 will be spending his summer at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He will be part of a team trying to develop medication to treat Ebola. Please see the Richmond Times Article for more!

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