CWUChemistry NewsChemistry Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/newsen-usAnne Johansen has had a 3-year NSF RISE grant fundedhttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2313Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:05:01<p>North Seattle Community College (NSCC) and Central Washington University (CWU) will collaborate to address the need to reform undergraduate STEM education programs through the development of a model for institutionalizing an interdisciplinary and research-based curriculum for chemistry and biology. This collaboration provides a model for how a 2-year community college and a&nbsp; 4-year university can work together to provide innovative and authentic research experiences<br>for community college students early in their college pathway. The RISE project builds upon<br>ten years of work at NSCC that has focused on a year-long program, Atoms to Ecosystems (A2E), which integrates chemistry and biology curricula to broaden participation in STEM among students underrepresented in these fields (e.g., women, historically underrepresented minorities, low-income, and/or first-generation students), groups disproportionately found in community colleges.<br>The RISE project seeks to 1) provide progressive and innovative STEM curriculum that significantly improves preparation of diverse student populations for upper level courses and careers in science, 2) establish the foundation for a Pacific Northwest Collaboration focused on excellence<br>in STEM education at the community college level, and 3) make a significant contribution to<br>the body of knowledge regarding our understanding of how students think, learn, and problem solve in a research and interdisciplinary context early in the college experience.</p>Dr. Levente Fabry Promotedhttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2300Wed, 28 May 2014 11:41:27<p>Central Washington University chemistry faculty member Dr. Levente Fabry was promoted to full professor.</p>Dr. Gil Belofsky and Dr. Yingbin Ge Promotedhttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2299Wed, 28 May 2014 11:40:01<p>Central Washington University chemistry faculty were granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor this year - congratulations to Dr. Gil Belofsky and Dr. Yingbin Ge.</p>Dr. Steve Chamberland to Present at Northwest Regional Meeting of the A.C.S.http://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2298Wed, 28 May 2014 11:37:43<p>Dr. Steve Chamberland's abstract titled "Total synthesis of terminal-guanidine-containing marine natural products", has been accepted for an oral presentation at NORM the 2014 Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which will be held from June 22-25 at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT.</p>Jacob Buchanan, College of the Sciences Best Poster Presentations Awardshttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2297Wed, 28 May 2014 11:36:10<p>Undergraduate Jacob Buchanan's poster presentation entitled "Concise Total Synthesis of Phidianidine A and B" was selected with only 10 other posters for one of the "College of the Sciences Best Poster Presentations Awards" at SOURCE.&nbsp; He conducts research with Dr. Steve Chamberland.</p>Graduate Student Max Wallace at the Electrochemical Society Meeting in Orlando, FL.http://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2296Wed, 28 May 2014 11:34:14<p>On May 14, graduate student Max Wallace gave an oral presentation, "Investigation of Surface Loss in Nano-scale YPO4:Eu using VUV&nbsp; Spectroscopy"&nbsp; at the 225th meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Orlando, FL.&nbsp; This is an international conference covering a variety of topics in solid state device technology.&nbsp; Max conducts research with Dr. Anthony Diaz.</p>Thesis Defense by Max Wallace June 5thhttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2294Thu, 22 May 2014 10:51:36<p><img alt="" src="/chemistry/sites/cts.cwu.edu.chemistry/files/Max_Wallace_Defense_Poster.jpg" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></p>Thesis Defense by James Sigenthaler June3rdhttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2292Thu, 22 May 2014 09:00:50<p><img alt="" src="/chemistry/sites/cts.cwu.edu.chemistry/files/James_Siegenthaler_Proposal_Poster.jpg" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></p>Thesis Defense by Chris Malmberg May 30thhttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2290Wed, 21 May 2014 13:28:13<p><img alt="" src="/chemistry/sites/cts.cwu.edu.chemistry/files/Chris_Malmberg_Defense_Poster.jpg" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></p>Thesis Defense by Daniel Hall May 30thhttp://www.cwu.edu/chemistry/node/2289Wed, 21 May 2014 10:02:11<p><img alt="" src="/chemistry/sites/cts.cwu.edu.chemistry/files/Dan%20Hall_Defense_Poster.jpg" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></p>