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The March for Sciencewas held all throughout the world on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22)! The march demonstrated our passion for science and show our concerns for recent policy changes. The mission was to “unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”


Congratulations to our January 2017 graduates, Jonathan Fura, Ph.D., Cong Liu, Ph.D. and Sophia Miotto, M.S.

The Department of Chemistry would like to welcome our new graduate students for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Ashley Baxter, Megan Blauch, Ryan Charlton, Noel Ferraro, Md Reaid Hasan, Devon Jakob, Lucie Loftus, George Ognwae, Eden Reichard, Zhe Wang and Darian Waugh

Congratulations to Kelly Burns of the Thevenin Research Group and Gabrielle Haddad-Weiser of the Flowers Research Group on successfully defending their dissertations this summer!  

Congratulations to Tesia Chciuk of the Flowers Research Group on publishing 
"Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in the Reduction of Carbonyls by Samarium Diiodide–Water Complexes"
in the July 01, 2016 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (

Congratulations to the following Department of Chemistry Fellowship Recipients:

2016-2017 Department Fellowships: Tesia Chciuk of the Flowers Group, Sean Pidgeon of the Pires Group and Sarah Plucinsky of the Glover Group

College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship: William Leon of the Vezenov Group

2016-2017 Horner Fellowship: Long Xu of the Vicic Group