Chemistry News

John Verkade

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of professor John Verkade on April 6 following a 15-month illness.
Please see the link below for more information on his visitation and funeral service:
http://www.adamssoderstrum.com/obituaries/John-Verkade/#!/Obituary

Chemistry undergrad Jeffrey Gustafson showcases his research at the annual Capitol event March 29

Jeffrey Gustafson, a student in the Theresa Windus group, will present his research titled: "Computation applied to the Future of Rare Earth Separations" at the annual Research in the Capitol event on March 29th. 

More than 60 undergraduate students from Iowa's three Regent universities (Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa) will display their research posters and describe their work.The event highlights the importance of research to the undergraduate learning experience, as well as the depth and variety of research being done.

See the complete list of presenters here.
 

Jeffrey Gustafson, Kiron, chemistry: "Computation Applied to the Future of Rare Earth Separations," Theresa Windus, chemistry. - See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2016/03/24/ric#sthash.vQLE4chs.0BjguDDQ.dpuf
Jeffrey Gustafson, Kiron, chemistry: "Computation Applied to the Future of Rare Earth Separations," Theresa Windus, chemistry. - See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2016/03/24/ric#sthash.vQLE4chs.0BjguDDQ.dpuf

Summer courses in Chemistry

9 GREAT reasons for taking chemistry at ISU in the summer:

1.  Smaller class size and more personal attention.

2.  Fewer distractions (fewer classes and fewer social and sporting events).

3.  8-week semester allows students to focus on the class.

4.  Get ahead/stay on track in your academic career.

5.  Improve your GPA.

6.  Avoid summer learning loss and stay sharp for fall semester.

7.  Enjoy summer in beautiful AMES, Iowa!

8.  Chemistry is fun all year round!

9.  No need to move back home with your parents!

See the full list of courses here:

Summer 2016 courses in Chemistry

Questions?  Email isuchemistry@iastate.edu or call 515/294-6352 or visit 1608 Gilman Hall

Javier Vela named LAS Equity Advisor

Javier Vela has been named to a three year term as a LAS Equity Advisor. The Equity Adviser's role is to chair the college’s Diversity Committee, to provide guidance and training to support the goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and to provide information and be available for consultation on issues including recruiting, hiring, mentoring, professional development, promotion, leadership opportunities, and departmental climate as they relate to support for women and minority faculty. The Equity Advisor also serves as a resource to all departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State on matters of diversity, inclusion, and equity.  See the LAS press release here:
http://www.las.iastate.edu/javier-vela-named-new-las-equity-advisor/

Congratulatiuons Javier!!

2015 LAS Faculty and Staff Awards

Congratulations to our faculty and staff on their 2015 awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They are:

Outstanding Career Achievement in Research:
Professor Theresa Windus

Early Achievement in Research:
Professor Arthur Winter

Graduate Mentoring:
Professor Sam Houk

Merit Excellence:
William Halterman-senior machinist

Congratulations to Jared Anderson for receiving the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award sponsored by SACP.

Congratulations to Jared Anderson for receiving the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award sponsored by SACP. This award honors scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. He’ll be honored with a symposium at PittConn in 2016.

Several college awards to be received at the LAS Faculty/Staff Convocation and Awards Ceremony

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced that several Chemistry faculty and staff will be receiving college awards this year. These recipients will be formally recognized at the LAS Faculty/Staff Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Congratulations go to: 

Outstanding Career Research Award: Theresa Windus
Early Achievement Research Award: Art Winter
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring: Sam Houk
Merit Excellence Award: Bill Halterman

ISU Chemistry alum Oden Warren (Thiel group, 1993) has been chosen to receive the LAS John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award.

ISU Chemistry alum Oden Warren (Thiel group, 1993) has been chosen to receive the LAS John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award. This is one of the highest alumni distinctions granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Iowa State to be home to a new, $20 million national center for forensic science.

Iowa State to be home to a new, $20 million national center for forensic science. The center will be lead by several researchers, including David Baldwin, adjunct associate professor of Chemistry.

Congratulations to Javier Vela and Art Winter on their promotion to Associate Professor with tenure!

Congratulations to Javier Vela and Art Winter on their promotion to Associate Professor with tenure!

Congratulations to Klaus Ruedenberg for celebrating 60 years as a member of the American Chemical Society!!

Congratulations to Klaus Ruedenberg for celebrating 60 years as a member of the American Chemical Society!!
 

Edward Yu and Ames Lab scientists describe protein pumps that allow bacteria to resist drugs

Research teams led by Edward Yu have described the structures of two proteins they believe pump antibiotics from bacteria, allowing the bacteria to resist medications.

Full press release

Congratulations to Malika Jeffries-EL

Congratulations to Malika Jeffries-EL for being named a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor and Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Malika is in residence in Boston for the spring and summer semesters.

and here: http://www.las.iastate.edu/isu-chemist-jeffries-el-enjoying-mlk-visiting-professorship-even-with-the-snow/

Jack Su wins Best Paper Award from Protein Science

Congratulations to Chih-Chia (Jack) Su, a scientist in biological systems on Professor Edward Yu’s research team at Iowa State University, for winning one of two 2015 Protein Science Best Paper Awards from the research journal Protein Science. The top two papers were selected as the best from all of those published in the journal in the previous year.

Read the press release here: https://www.las.iastate.edu/las-scientist-jack-su-wins-best-paper-award-from-protein-science/

Winter, Stanley and VanVeller receive Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

Congratulations to Art Winter, Levi Stanley and Brett VanVeller for receiving the Thieme Chemistry Journal award for 2014. Recipients of this award are promising young professors at the beginning of their career and is made by the editorial boards of the journals Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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