Chemistry Department



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.'

Congratulations to Dr. Stenson who was interviewed for The Scientist Spotlight. See the article at

Congratulations to Dr. Richard O'Brien whose "CJ and the Angel Kids" children's book series was featured on the front page of the February 22nd issue of the Press Register.

Congratulations to the following chemistry faculty members on being named Top Profs for 2014: Dr. David Battiste, Dr. James Davis, Dr. Alexandra Stenson, and Dr. Richard Sykora. Chemistry had four faculty recognized which tied HPELS and Foreign Languages for the highest academic unit receiving this recognition. Thank you for all of your hard work!