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Kris McNeill ’92 Elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, recently announced the election of 46 chemists to be Fellows of the Society. “Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or … finish reading Kris McNeill ’92 Elected AAAS Fellow

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Maileen Nakashima ’19 Explores Sulfur/Iodine Flux Synthesis

The Portland section of the American Chemical Society held its 4th annual Undergraduate Poster Symposium and Career Fair at Portland State University’s SRTC building on October 22. There were cash prizes, free pizza and pastries, but most of all, the chance to show … finish reading Maileen Nakashima ’19 Explores Sulfur/Iodine Flux Synthesis

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Jeffrey Kovac ’70, Ethical Chemist

Life, by its very nature, constantly surprises, but certain aspects of life would seem to be under our personal control: what to study, how to apply that knowledge. As a young chemistry professor at U. Tennessee, Jeffrey Kovac, thought he … finish reading Jeffrey Kovac ’70, Ethical Chemist

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Trevor Soucy ’18 Runs a Three Hour Marathon

Shades of Paul Whitredge ’12! Another Reed biochemist, Trevor Soucy ’18, has shown that when it comes to being fleet of foot, chemists have the right stuff. Trevor, along with his teammates on Reed’s distance team (“The Running Jokes”), tied on his … finish reading Trevor Soucy ’18 Runs a Three Hour Marathon

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Undergraduate Research Poster – Do You Have a Story to Tell?

As the Chemistry building continues to get remodeled and renovated (more on that to come), the hallways are undergoing visible changes. Senior photos have been redesigned and hung in more prominent locations (you can even find a set of staff and … finish reading Undergraduate Research Poster – Do You Have a Story to Tell?

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Rhiana Meade ’12 Seminar This Thursday

Rhiana took her Reed chemistry degree to Tufts University where she earned her MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program. She currently works as a Field Operations Supervisor at Cambrian Innovation, a biotech … finish reading Rhiana Meade ’12 Seminar This Thursday

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Murdock Charitable Trust to Support Organometallic Research

Prof. Miriam Bowring [chemistry, 2016-] has received a $43,500 research grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust to support her research in organometallic chemistry. The grant, which will provide funds for three years, is being supplemented by a grant of $11,400 from … finish reading Murdock Charitable Trust to Support Organometallic Research

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Alumni News from the Reed Magazine, June 2017

The summer issue of the Reed magazine was titled “Game On”, just right for summer break. Summer research students swarmed the chemistry department, bunching around benches and fume hoods, darting in and out of faculty offices, bunching again to each lunch and to … finish reading Alumni News from the Reed Magazine, June 2017

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Marilyn Olmstead ’65 to Deliver 2017 Tom Dunne Lecture

 U. California-Davis Prof. Emeritus Marilyn Olmstead ’65 will return to the Reed campus on Thursday, September 21 to deliver the 2017 Tom Dunne lecture (Bio 19, 4:15 pm, free, open to public). Her talk, “Fullerenes and Art,” will examine the … finish reading Marilyn Olmstead ’65 to Deliver 2017 Tom Dunne Lecture

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It’s a dog’s life in chemistry

When I first arrived at Reed in 1989 there was one dog in the department, a very large, friendly-in-a-curmudgeonly sort of way, German Shepherd named Mercy who shared Tom Dunne’s office. Mercy could be forward, but she could also keep a low … finish reading It’s a dog’s life in chemistry

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