Julia Gensheimer (EC ’19) Wins American Chemical Society T-Shirt Design Contest

The winning design!
The winning design!

Chemistry major Julia Gensheimer (EC ’19) won the 2016 American Chemical Society t-shirt design contest! Julia’s t-shirt will be produced and sold at the upcoming ACS national meeting in Philadelphia. Julia’s design was selected as one of six finalists and the winning design was chosen via online voting. Asked how she came up with her winning design, Julia said: “When the contest began, the chemical structures and lab techniques from a year of studying organic chemistry were fresh in my mind. Using ChemDraw, I created a simple design that I thought best represented the subject. It is exciting to share my love of chemistry with others through this t-shirt design and I am very thankful for the support!”

Thanks to all who voted. Congratulations, Julia!

[via ACS Matters]

Eilaf Egap is Named “Must-see” Presenter at the Upcoming ACS Meeting in Philadelphia

Eilaf Egap. Photo by Emory Photo/Video.
Eilaf Egap. Photo by Emory Photo/Video.

Chemical and Engineering News has named Eilaf Egap a “must-see” presenter for the upcoming American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in recognition of her exciting research “bending polymers to her will to make semiconducting devices.”

Eilaf will present “Alignment of conjugated polymer nanowires for electronic and optoelectronic applications” from 8:40am-9:00am on Sunday, August 21st.

Dr. Egap joined the Department of Chemistry faculty in Fall 2014. Last year, she received the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award in recognition of her scholarly promise. To learn more about her research, visit the Egap Group website.

Graduate Student Attends International Nobel Laureates Meeting

Graduate student Yoshie Narui (Salaita Group) attended the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Germany. Once every year, 30–40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.