Chemistry Department



Congratulations to Dr. David Battiste, Mrs. Patty Davis, Dr. Alexandra Stenson, & Dr. David Forbes for being selected as Fall 2015 Top Profs .

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."

Congratulations to one of Chemistry's research students, Robert Mines, who was just notified that he was awarded a 2015 Goldwater Scholarship! Robert is a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major and has been working in the labs of Dr. Larry Yet for the last 15 months. While he has had multiple research projects, his current and most challenging project involves a collaboration with Dr. Davis and involves the preparation of Ionic Liquid natural products. As stated online, 'The Scholarship--the premier undergraduate award of its type--is awarded to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide.'