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Chemistry Research

Dr. Kris Wammer Receives 2014 Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty

Wammer was honored for her outstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research and faculty-student collaboration.

Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.

Three Undergraduates Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.

Professional Notes for April 11, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty and staff Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, Bernard Brady, Massimo Faggioli, Tanya Gladney, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, William Kinney, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, John Martens, Terence Nichols, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, James Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Lisa Waldner and Robert Werner; alumna Jynette Larshus; and students from the Chemistry Department.

Cornell Chemistry Professor to Lecture on the ‘Perfect Plastic’ Sept. 5

Dr. Geoffrey Coates will discuss plastics that have reduced environmental impacts.

Two Students to Present Research at Scholars at the Capitol Feb. 19

Sam Jensen and Julie Rech will represent St. Thomas at the event, which will be held in the state Capitol's rotunda.

Kristine Wammer and Her Students Take on a Major Source of Environmental Pollutants

Chemistry professor Kristine Wammer studies the effects of pharmaceuticals in the environment. "I am a 'farm kid.' I grew up on a corn and soybean farm in southern Minnesota that truly was the middle of nowhere, with the nearest town (Butternut) having a population that hovered around a dozen. Having no kids nearby meant that my brother Todd and I had to come up with creative – if slightly dangerous – ways to entertain ourselves."

Testing the Waters: Undergraduates Leave the Lab and Plunge Into Research

Most weekdays last summer Grant Schmura and David Houserman left the biology lab around noon and drove to Lake Judy in Shoreview, Minn. Before each of those days was done they would spend five hours gathering and tracking painted turtles.

Nick Serratore ’12 Mixes Patience and Vision in Graduate School Chemistry

The Grand Rapids, Minn, native got his start in chemistry at St. Thomas four years ago, but what lies ahead now is five years of studies at the University of Wisconsin, a couple of years at a high-level research lab, and then perhaps an academic or industrial research position.

Depth of Field: Glowing Chemicals, Patient Student

Nick Serratore points a small flashlight at the counter in an Owens Science Hall chemistry lab and thumbs the "on" button with his right hand. Nothing happens.