Thursday, August 25, 2011

Student research published

Kayleigh Cassella graduated this Spring with a minor in chemistry.  She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in physics at Berkeley (University of California) with the generous support of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.  While at IU South Bend she conducted research in biochemistry, physical chemistry, and string theory. 

The research she conducted with physical chemist Matt Marmorino has just been published in the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (vol. 111, no. 14) as Bounds to electronic expectation values for atomic and molecular systems.  This is surely the first of many publications that will crowd her resume in the years to come.  Congratulations, Kayleigh! Good luck in graduate school.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Biology-Chemistry Club

The Biology-Chemistry club is off to a quick start this Fall semester.   Starting August 31 they will be selling tee-shirts on campus at Dorothy Weikamp Hall to raise funds.  Just a few days later they will visit the Museum of Science and Industry to view the exhibit "Body Works".  In October the club plans to reach out to the community to celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry.  Pictured above from left to right are Ashley Compton (Vice President), Denisse Hernandez (President), Barbara Cavinder (Web Master), Patrick Stevens (Secretary), and Craig Kelley (Treasurer).  Find out more on Facebook.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Alumnus is now Director of Admissions

Congratulations to Mike Renfrow who recently became Director of Admissions at IU South Bend.  Although almost every biology major earns a chemistry minor as Mike did, his personality and willingness to keep in touch made him well-known to all of the chemistry faculty.   As a student Mike was a active member of the student government and since graduating he has worked hard for our campus.  Congratulations again on your new role.