The UST Chemistry Department is now accepting applications for the 2014 Neumann Scholarships. These scholarships are offered to Sophomore chemistry majors going into their Junior year. The application deadline is March 17, 2014.
The UST Chemistry Department is now accepting applications for the 2014 Larson Scholarships. These scholarships are offered to Juniors going into their senior year. The application deadline is March 17, 2014.
Chemistry Club members log 249 hours of volunteer service.
A new page for alumni has been added to the Department website.
Dr. Tom Ippoliti recently gave a presentation entitled "Kinetics of Model Amine Compounds with Cyclohexyl Isocyanate" at Bayer Material Science in Pittsburgh, PA.
The Chemistry Department along with other members of the College of Arts and Sciences has a new web presence.
Tommie Media recently profiled the work of Tom Ippoliti and the applications of his color-changing molecules.
Meghan Talbot, a research student of Dr. Tess Guino-o recently collaborated with the UST Libraries to analyze books from the archival collection. With Meghan's help they were able to identify a white film that had been growing on much of the collection. They now have the clues to work toward preservation of the materials. Please read the whole article by following the link below.
Dr. Kris Wammer, Chemistry Department, College of Arts and Sciences, gave a talk titled “Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in a River Impacted by Agricultural and Municipal Inputs” at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting, held Sept. 8-12 in Indianapolis.
Tommie Media recently sat down with Dr. Gary Mabbott to discuss the newly acquired handheld X-ray flourescence spectrometer. The instrument has already been used to look at some items from St. Thomas art collections.
On July 17 the 3M Auditorium at UST was filled with slightly more than 100 chemistry and biochemistry students from six local colleges and universities, as undergraduate researchers gathered for the annual Research in Chemistry Summer Symposium. The gathering also included 28 faculty from St. Thomas, Hamline, Macalester, St. Catherine, Augsburg, and Bethel.
Some of the recent improvments to the sudy and meeting spaces in the Chemistry Department were recently profiled by Tommie Media.
Dr. Justin Donato received a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for his work titled "Shedding Light on the Mechanism of Action of an Enzyme that Confers Resistance to a Common Antimicrobial Agent."
Dr. Lisa Prevette received a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for her work titled "Characterization of the Interaction Between Cell-Penetrating Compounds and Glycosaminoglycans."
In 2012 two new faculty joined the UST Chemistry Department.
Dr. Geoffrey Coates will discuss plastics that have reduced environmental impacts.
Sam Jensen and Julie Rech will represent St. Thomas at the event, which will be held in the state Capitol's rotunda.
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."