Congratulations, Graduate Student Award Winners!

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On Friday, August 26th, the Department of Chemistry celebrated our new and returning graduate students with the Welcome Back Fourth Friday and Graduate Awards Ceremony. Students, staff, and faculty enjoyed Fox Bros. BBQ and cupcakes from Atlanta Cupcake Factory while cheering on award winners. In a new tradition this year, our 2016 graduate class was officially introduced to the community by their graduate student mentors at the end of the awards ceremony.

Here are the awardees:

Recognition of Service Instructors

  • Mass Spec: Samantha Summer (Liotta)
  • X-ray Crystallography: Daniel Collins-Wildman (Hill); Tom Pickel (Scarborough)
  • NMR: Bruce Liao (Davies); Benjamin Fontaine (Weinert); Noel Li (Lynn); Amaan Kazerouni (Blakey)
  • Bioanalytical Instruments: Jenny Coffman (Lutz)

Student Awards

  • Quayle Outstanding Student Award: Yang Liu (Salaita); Luyao Zou (Widicus Weaver)
  • Quayle Advanced/Senior Student Award: Liangbing Fu (Davies); Christian Wallen (Scarborough)
  • Quayle Student Achievement Award:Benjamin Fontaine (Weinert); Kornelia Galior (Salaita);Robert Kubiak (Davies); Bruce Liao (Davies); Victor Ma (Salaita)

Outstanding TA Awards

  • General Chemistry: Brooke Andrews
  • Analytical: Paula Tyler
  • Physical Chemistry: Sean Bresler
  • Organic: Ally Boyington

Recognition of ARCS Nominees

  • Austin Baker (Jui)
  • Jacob Burman (Blakey)
  • Daniel Collins-Wildman (Hill)
  • Paula Tyler (DyerSelected as 2016 ARCS Scholar

Congratulations to all!

 

PACS Cloud Demo Training

Doug Mulford taught graduate students Roger Park, Morgan McCabe, and Daniel Collins-Wildman to create a cloud today in the Science Commons courtyard. The reaction is created by pouring hot water into liquid nitrogen. The students will perform the reaction tomorrow during a demo show for area elementary school students in Lithonia at their end-of-year “Science Day.” The events are sponsored by chemists from Georgia Pacific, LLC via their ongoing outreach program with area schools. They added demos to their program after seeing Dr. Mulford perform his demo show on stage at the annual Atlanta Science Festival. We are thrilled to be involved!