Three students received NSF awards in the 2014 cycle–congratulations to Carolyn Cohen, an undergraduate major, and to Wallace Derricotte and Keon Reid, Department of Chemistry graduate students. Alum Kelly Burke who completed undergraduate research in the Dyer Group and now attends CalTech also received a 2014 award.
The Atlanta Area Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Symposium was held at Emory University on December 7th, 2013. This networking event brought together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from the greater Atlanta area with interests in biophysics, biological chemistry, bioengineering, and cell and molecular biology. Khalid Salaita, Laura Finzi (Emory physics), and JC Gumbart (GATech physics) organized the symposium.
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.
Congratulations to Eduardo Garcia (13C) for being awarded the prestigious 2013 Lucius Lamar McMullan Award seeks to reward Emory College graduates who show extraordinary promise of becoming our future leaders and rare potential for service to their community, the nation, and the world. The winner receives $25,000 at the time of graduation to be used for any purpose of his or her choosing. The McMullan Award is presented at the College Diploma Ceremony of the May 2013 Commencement.
Congratulations to Simon Blakey , receipient of a 2009 NSF CAREER award for outstanding young investigators. From the NSF website:
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Congratulations to Erika Milczek (4th-year graduate student in the Edmondson Group) for being invited to the 2009 Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau Germany.
Congratulations to Savannah Adams (1st-year student in the Lynn Group) for being invited to the American Chemical Society summer school on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy at the School of Mines in Golden, CO. From ACS:
The Summer School is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars studying in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Most applicants are studying for or have earned advanced degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering, but applicants from other fields will also be considered. The program is sponsored by the ACS, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, and ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Coach-class airfare, ground transportation, shared on-campus housing, meals, and all program costs are provided to students.
Keith Freel (3rd-year student in the Heaven Group) has been awarded an internship at Hanscom AFB by the Space Scholars Program.
Sheri Lense (4th-year student from the MacBeth lab) has been awarded a 2009 American Crystallographic Association scholarship to attend the ACA summer school.