Category Archives: Current Students

Phi Beta Kappa adds three Reed chemists

Congratulations to all of the Reed seniors who graduated last Monday. And a special shout-out to the three chemists from the Class of 2014 who were elected to Phi Beta Kappa: Rachel Yahn (BMB), Talya Levitz (BMB), Trevor Lohrey (Chemistry).

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Green chemistry project wins fellowship for Johnny Mendoza ’15

The President’s Summer Fellowship program was inaugurated in 2012 by President John Kroger with a generous gift from trustee Dan Greenberg ’62 and Susan Steinhauser. The program, which is only open to Reed students, is highly competitive. Among the eight … finish reading Green chemistry project wins fellowship for Johnny Mendoza ’15

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Hannah Allen ’14 featured as ‘girl in (HMC) chem lab’

In that ever-mutating comedy we call ‘the internet’, fact and fiction mix all topsy-turvy, giving birth to new categories of information that have no name. Factoid? Fictionelle? Recently, I noticed the above photo gracing the banner of the Harvey Mudd … finish reading Hannah Allen ’14 featured as ‘girl in (HMC) chem lab’

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Danielle Draper ’13 wins Class of ’21 award

The Class of ’21 Award is a Reed alumni-endowed award that recognizes creative work involving an unusual degree of initiative and spontaneity. This year’s winner is chemist Danielle Draper ’13, “NO₂ effects on nighttime secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation” (adv. … finish reading Danielle Draper ’13 wins Class of ’21 award

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Cole Perkinson ’13 Wins Watson Fellowship

Cole Perkinson, who will graduate Monday with an interdisciplinary degree in chemistry-physics, happens to a wonderfully talented musician with eclectic tastes. Many classmates still remember when he ‘brought the house down’ on the last day of intro chem with his … finish reading Cole Perkinson ’13 Wins Watson Fellowship

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‘Thank You’ to Our Supporters

Reed’s Centennial Campaign was launched in 2005 with lofty financial goals and even loftier ideas about how to spend the money. Two years later, the financial industry tanked, but the campaign plugged along. Eventually, an enthusiastic band of Reed supporters … finish reading ‘Thank You’ to Our Supporters

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Can Malaria Be Wiped Out?

The jury is still out on this question, but a new drug target has raised the hopes of malaria researchers that the disease can be treated more effectively in the future. The new compound, ELQ-300, was developed by a team … finish reading Can Malaria Be Wiped Out?

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Alumni News from Reed Magazine, June ’12

The "Comrades of the Quest" issue was graced by an iconic cover photo from Reed's earliest days. Whenever I look at this photo, I imagine that I see President Foster up to his knees in dandelions while he grabs his … finish reading Alumni News from Reed Magazine, June ’12

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Why Is This Prof Smiling?

Because it's graduation day and visiting assistant professor Luc Boisert will be wearing an important message concerning the organic chemistry of benzene for the Reed Class of 2012.

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Fresh Squid at the Senior Dinner!

When I arrived at Reed, the chemistry majors told me that they refered to themselves as "squids". Perhaps that label went the same way as Old Reed, but a fresh group of squids, graduating seniors plus faculty, got together last … finish reading Fresh Squid at the Senior Dinner!

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