News/Announcements

October, 2013  Dr. Ben Huddle, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, has received the Gene Wise Award from the American Chemical Society's Virginia Blue Ridge section.  This award, which is typically given every three years, recognizes the contributions that Dr. Huddle has made to chemistry throughout his career.  Dr. Huddle is the first Roanoke College faculty member to receive this award and may well be the first from a smaller college to be recognized.

October 23, 2013 
Thirty nine Chemistry and Biochemistry students and faculty celebrated Mole Day by meeting and having breakfast at Denny's at 6:02 am.  An enjoyable celebration was had by all.




October, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Richard Keithley! He won the Baxter Young Investigator Award from the Baxter Healthcare Corporation this fall. Dr. Keithley was recognized at an award ceremony this fall. More information about his research and the award are available on the Roanoke College Research blog.

October, 2013  The department newsletter is now available 

September, 2013  Read about Summer Scholar Rose Kohinke.  Rose worked with Dr. Skip Brenzovich this past summer in the Chemistry lab exploring recent advancements in sustainable chemistry. 

November, 2012. 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.

August, 2012. 
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.

March, 2012. The departmental newsletter is now available.

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.

December, 2010.
The departmental newsletter is now available.

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.

  

May, 2010 The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce that Chris Monceaux will be joining us as a Visiting Faculty member for 2010-2011.

April, 2010 Both the Chemistry Department and the URAP Program had end of year picnics at Longwood Park. A good time was had by all!

March, 2010 The Chemistry Department is now searching for a Visiting Faculty member.

 
Roanoke alumna awarded the Golden Apple, honoring top educators

Roanoke alumna awarded the Golden Apple, honoring top educators

Award for the second that Melissa Carr '05 received in April. Alumna Susan Sine '90 received the Red Apple.

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