Students, check out this exciting program for Paid Summer Industrial Internship opportunities through the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program! Applications are now being accepted and will continue to be accepted through Jan. 2013. More information is available at www.csiip.spacegrant.org
The Chemistry Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Egidijus Zilinskas and Prof. Gwen Sibert as our newest department members.Summer, 2012. Fourteen students spent this summer working on a variety of research projects. Be sure to visit the poster session at Fall Family Weekend, September 28-30 to learn all about what was happening here this summer!May, 2012. Chemistry major Jeremy Johnson was selected as one of 282 Barry M. Goldwater scholarship winners for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations Jeremy on this prestigious award! For more information, check out this campus announcement.
March, 2012. The departmental newsletter
is now available.December, 2011. The Chemistry Department is thrilled to welcome Deborah Duncan as our new departmental secretary.September, 2011. The Chemistry Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Skip Brenzovich as its newest member.February, 2011. FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) is an outreach/mentoring program for collegiate women to get involved in the education of younger women in these fields. They are new to Roanoke College and their first conference event is well on its way. Check out their new website: http://clubs.roanoke.edu/femmes
FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) is an outreach/mentoring program for collegiate women to get involved in the education of younger women in these fields. They are new to Roanoke College and their first conference event is well on its way. Check out their new website: http://clubs.roanoke.edu/femmes
November, 2010. Cathy Sarisky and Tim Johann have just been accepted into a Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute program to involve undergraduate students in microbial genome annotation. The Biochem II lab will include a major project-based experiment incorporating bioinformatics and functional genomics, starting in Spring 2012.
October, 2010. Congratulations to Kelly Anderson for receiving additional funding through the National Science Foundation Cyber-Enabled Discovery Initiative. She will be part of a team of scientists from the University of Minnesota, University of Helsinki, Louisiana State University, Augsburg College, and University of the Pacific who will use a combination of computational and experimental techniques to explore new particle formation in the atmosphere.
July, 2010. Dr. Kelly Anderson received two grants, one from the Jeffress Memorial Trust and one from the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research fund. Together, these grants provide $50,000 over the next two years to support ongoing studies of the interactions of model lubricants near solid surfaces. Congratulations, Kelly!
July, 2010. Congratulations to Dr. Jack Steehler, who has been appointed as director of institutional research at Roanoke College.
July, 2010. Dr. Gary Hollis will be the new chair of the department. Congratulations, Gary!
June, 2010. Dr. Gail Steehler will be serving as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and General Education during the 2010-11 academic year beginning on July 1, 2010.
May, 2010. Congratulations to Cathy Sarisky for receiving the Single Investigator Cottrell College Science Award from Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. This is a two-year grant in the amount of $35,000. It will be used to support research on purine biosynthesis.