Chemistry Department



"Congratulations to Dominika Houserova who recently presented at the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition.  Mika was one of four undergraduate awardees region-wide of the Eastern Analytical Symposium Student Award, having been nominated by Dr. Stenson. As part of this recognition, all of Mika's travel expenses were covered and she had the opportunity to present part of her undergraduate work. The title of her poster was "High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry in NOM Characterization and DBP Formation Prediction". It is great to see not only this recognition, but to see her continued interest in the physical sciences having just started her graduate work in Biology (Dr. Borchert)." - David Forbes and Alexandra Stenson

"It truly is a pleasure to be able to share with you the recognition our Department received on Wednesday.  Chemistry had four (4) faculty recognized as Top Prof through the Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board.  As this was the 13th installment, many of us know how special events like these are in that our students share how members of South impact their lives in a positive way.  Chemistry with Modern & Classical Languages had the most faculty recognized by members of Mortar Board and they were Dr. Dave Battiste, Dr. Jason Coym, Dr. Richard Rogers, and Dr. Larry Yet.  Not only is it a pleasure to work with each of you, I as well as everyone in the Department would echo that you are most deserving of this recognition - congratulations!" - David Forbes

Congratulations Taylor Hamby and Madison Tuttle!  Both were initiated today into South's Chapter 194 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  The Society recognizes and encourages scholarship and brings together scholars of all disciplines.  

Congratulations to Professor Jim Davis! He was just named winner of the 2015-2016 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award.  This distinction from South's chapter alternates in recognizing either a scholar or an artist from the USA faculty whose achievements exemplify the high ideals of Phi Kappa Phi.  The Scholar of the Year award will take place during the Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony on November 4th in the Ballroom of the USA Student Center.

Congratulations to both Madison Tuttle and her mentor, Dr. Larry Yet ! Madison's research was recognized by the UCUR Committee as Best Paper for 2015.  Her submission, one of 50 submitted, was judged to be superior in the areas of creativity, clarity in writing, relevance, and overall quality.  
Madison will be giving an oral presentation on her work at the 17th Annual UCUR Undergraduate Symposium (October 15, 2015 12:30 pm). She and Dr. Yet have the opportunity to travel and present research at the NCUR Conference in North Carolina in the spring.

Congratulations to Dr. James Davis who was awarded a $285,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for "Ionic Liquids of Improved Thermal Stability."