39 Chemistry degrees awarded at 2018 Commencement

A total of thirty-nine degrees in Chemistry were awarded on May 27 at the 186th Commencement.  The department proudly congratulates all its new alumni/alumnae. Ph.D. recipients: Joy Cote Stephen Frayne Kyle Throssell M.A. recipients: Paul Brauchle Yoon Jeong Choi Haeyoon Jung Corey Phillips Robie Ryan B.A. recipients: Abby Cahn-Gambino Angela Chung Ethan Chupp Shemaiah Clarke … Read more39 Chemistry degrees awarded at 2018 Commencement

Tishler Pizza Party and Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Tishler Chemistry Pizza Party & Awards Ceremony was held on May 2 this year.  Department Chair T. David Westmoreland noted the following milestones and accomplishments for the department: The Department published 34 papers (with 33 different Wesleyan authors). Ten students gave presentations at national or international meetings. Six graduating seniors will receive Honors … Read moreTishler Pizza Party and Awards Ceremony

Erika Taylor to Receive Binswanger Prize for Teaching

  Associate Professor of Chemistry Erika Taylor has been named a recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching.  The prize is awarded by the Wesleyan University Alumni Association to recognize excellence in teaching, as exemplified by commitment to the classroom and student accomplishment, intellectual demands placed on students, lucidity, and passion.  In the … Read moreErika Taylor to Receive Binswanger Prize for Teaching

Items Fall 100 Feet, Explode at the Third Annual Big Drop

The 3rd annual Big Drop was held on May 9 outside the Exley Science Center to mark the last day of classes for the Spring semester. A series of smashable items—including water balloons, bouncy balls, watermelon, apples, pineapple, discarded computer equipment, plastic, and Oobleck—were dropped from the building’s rooftop. The Free Radicals also contributed a … Read moreItems Fall 100 Feet, Explode at the Third Annual Big Drop

Erika Taylor on E. coli

Associate Professor of Chemistry Erika Taylor writes in The Conversation about sugars expressed on the surface of E. coli and how they determine whether the bacterium is a pathogenic or not. https://theconversation.com/why-are-some-e-coli-deadly-while-others-live-peacefully-within-our-bodies-95499

David McCamant (’95) receives teaching and mentorship award

David McCamant, an alum of the Class of ’95, has received the very first College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship from the University of Rochester, where he is Associate Professor of Chemistry.  He notes that “his goal is pass along to students the same excitement he felt as a chemistry undergraduate at Wesleyan … Read moreDavid McCamant (’95) receives teaching and mentorship award

Chemistry majors present at conference

Chemistry majors Christine Little, Emily Kessler, and Cody Hecht, along with three MB&B majors, attended the annual Experimental Biology (EB) conference in San Diego in mid-April. All three were invited as members of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), a participating society of EB. At the meeting, Christine, Emily, and Cody each … Read moreChemistry majors present at conference

Personick group presentations at ACS meeting

Members of the Personick research group (left to right: David Solti ’18, Melissa King (grad), Prof. Personick, and Danny Robertson ’18) attended the American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in New Orleans, LA from March 18-22, 2018. Danny gave a talk on Sunday on “(Ag)Au concave cubes as experimental models of computationally predicted active sites … Read morePersonick group presentations at ACS meeting