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!

 

AWIS Hosts Networking Event at the Fernbank Museum

Alumni having fun at Martinis and Imax. From left to right, they are: Holly Carpenter, Entrepreneur; Elizabeth Ellis, Clinical Psychologist; Alicia Lyle, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Meagan Jenkins, Medical Writer; Virginia Vachon, Medical Writer; Emma Nichols, Medical Writer. Photo provided by AWIS.
Alumni having fun at Martinis and Imax. From left to right, they are: Holly Carpenter, Entrepreneur; Elizabeth Ellis, Clinical Psychologist; Alicia Lyle, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Meagan Jenkins, Medical Writer; Virginia Vachon, Medical Writer; Emma Nichols, Medical Writer. Photo provided by AWIS.

The Emory chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) hosted a networking event for Emory Laney Graduate School students and alumni last Friday, July 29th, at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The group enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live music as well as an IMAX movie. The event was organized by Samantha Summer (Liotta Group), AWIS Networking and Social Chair.

Chemistry graduate students are well-represented among AWIS leadership–Amanda Dermer (Heaven Group), AWIS President and Helen Siaw (Dyer Group), AWIS Graduate Student Council Representative were among those who attended the event. Alumni and student attendees came from GDBBS and psychology as well as chemistry.

Founded in 1971, AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Their mission is to drive excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.

AWIS Hosts Women in Science Networking Event

Chemistry graduate students hosted a networking event on Thursday, November 19th, in partnership with Emory’s Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Students and alums from across the sciences at Emory gathered in the new Science Commons for snacks, drinks, and conversation. Thank you to Samantha Summer and Shannon Rivera for doing much of the organizing and setup! And thanks to all the students and alums who came out for this event!