The ATOMIC classroom is the 99-seat teaching space adjacent to the new Science Commons in Atwood Hall. The ATOMIC classroom is “Advancing the Teaching of Matter in Chemistry” through interactive classroom experiences. Students can view presentations on 360 degree screens or work out problems on the whiteboard walls and tables. Emory photographer David Johnson stopped by a few weeks ago to catch this unique classroom in action.
Chemistry celebrated the research accomplishments of our undergraduates during Undergraduate Research Week at Emory. On Friday, April 22nd, we held a poster session and awards ceremony in the Science Commons. The poster session was judged by graduate students Brooke Andrews, Wallace Derricotte, Monica Kiewit, Rachel Kozlowski, Michelle Leidy, Rolando Rengifo, Samantha Summer, and Christian Wallen. The following students were recognized with awards:
Outstanding Poster Presentation
Houston Smith(1st Prize)
Recipient of the Outstanding Chemistry Major
Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Casey Leigh Anthony
Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Olivia Mangat Dhaliwal
2016 Outstanding Analytical Chemistry Student
2016 Outstanding Physical Chemistry Student
2016 Most Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student (The Division of Organic Chemistry ~ American Chemical Society)
One of the most surprising things I learned was that diamonds rarely appear in nature like you stereotypically see in jewelry stores. Most look like small, black, unpolished rocks […] If all of these stones are known to originate from South Africa future researchers can predict that stones with large boron impurities originate near the same area.
Undergraduate Jessica Elinburg, president of our award-winning ACS club, ChEmory, is profiled in a blog about her recent internship with the Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM summer internship program. Congratulations, Jessica!
Greg Hamilton (06C), who received his PhD from the University of California-Berkeley and is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Shokat group at University of California – San Francisco, was awarded the 2012 Reaxys Prize, celebrating outstanding chemistry research.
A reception was held at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia on Monday August 20th during the Fall ACS Meeting. In attendance were Dean of the Laney Graduate School, Lisa Tedesco, numerous current students, staff and faculty members. We were especially happy to catch up with Benjamin Blass (90C), Anne Gorden (96C), Hao Li (09G), Philip May (10C), Brooke Rosenzweig (03C), Renee and Jonathan Zung (91G), David Primer (12C), Geraint Davies (12C), Stephanie Ovalles Hansen (11G) and Jorn Hansen (10G), Dave Stockwell (10G).
Harold “Hal” Johnston (41C) died October 20, 2012 at his home in Kensington, CA. He was 92. After leaving Emory, Johnston received a PhD at the California Institute of Technology where he later worked as a faculty member from 1956-1957. He was a professor of chemistry at University of California-Berkeley from 1957-1991, serving as Dean of the College of Chemistry from 1966-1970. He received numerous awards for his work in atmospheric chemistry, including National Medal of Science, the Tyler World Prize for Environmental Achievement and the National Academy of Sciences Award for Chemsitry in the Service to Society. Read more about his life in this tribute.
Widely known as the Bobby Jones Scholarship, the award was established in 1976 and recognizes individuals who will be excellent representatives of Emory at St. Andrews. Qualities required include intellectual excellence, a significant leadership record and academic interests that can be pursued through the offerings at St. Andrews. The scholars receive full tuition and a travel stipend for their year of study. In addition, four St. Andrews students are chosen to spend a year at Emory.