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Spring 2022 Chemistry Student Awards and Graduates

Spring 2022 Chemistry Student Awards and Graduates

The GGC Chemistry Grants and Awards Committee would like to recognize both our graduating seniors, and several outstanding undergraduate students for their achievements and excellence! These students were honored at a ceremony on May 10th on the GGC campus. Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Graduating Seniors: Jacob Abreu Emmanuel Chua Bao Dang Richard Forson Madison Little Jennifer Nguyen Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Chemistry Award Recipients: Alexa Sheets – 2022 GGC Physical Chemistry Student Award IuliaĀ BradeanuĀ – 2022 GGC Biochemistry Student…

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ACS Club engaged GGC students on campus this Fall and turned them into leaders!

ACS Club engaged GGC students on campus this Fall and turned them into leaders!

This semester, the American Chemistry Society (ACS) student club RSO hosted several events to engage GGC students in some fun, hands-on chemistry. They welcomed students back to face to face campus events in August by having them make (and eat) liquid nitrogen ice cream, while learning about the chemistry involved. In September, the club hosted a tie-dye event. Participants were invited to hang out on the lawn and make their own tie-dye t-shirts using supplies provided from RSO funding opportunities….

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Chemistry Presentations at Fifth Annual GGC Teaching & Learning Day

Chemistry Presentations at Fifth Annual GGC Teaching & Learning Day

Two Chemistry faculty recently gave presentations at the Fifth Annual GGC Teaching & Learning Day. This annual internal conference allows faculty to share their current scholarly work with the GGC campus. Chemistry-related presentations at this year’s conference included: Introduction of Mindful Doodling into an Organic Chemistry Course Michael Morton (mmorton1@ggc.edu) Supporting Students from Underrepresented Minority Groups in STEM through Peer Supplemental Instruction Chantelle Anfuso (canfuso@ggc.edu), Cindy Achat-Mendes, Judy Awong-Taylor, Cynthia Johnson, Kathy Pinzon, Jamye Curry Savage, Benjamin Shepler, and Tirza…

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Madison Preston – ACS Environmental Chemistry Award

Madison Preston – ACS Environmental Chemistry Award

Congratulations to GGC Chemistry major Madison Preston who received the American Chemical Societyā€™s 2020 Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry! Madison conducted productive research under the supervision of Dr. Seungjin Lee, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, with outcomes influential in synthesis and application of hydrogels for nutrients recycling from human urine. This is the fourth consecutive year that a GGC student has won this prestigious national award.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society

Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society

GGC was accepted as the newest chapter, Mu Zeta chapter, of Gamma Sigma Epsilon in January 2020! GammaĀ SigmaĀ Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919 at Davidson College. The original fraternity was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship in chemistry. In 1931 the fraternity went co-ed and became an honor society. Today there are over seventy activeĀ GammaĀ SigmaĀ Epsilon chapters throughout the United States. The Society is governed by a National Executive Council of elected officers and…

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Chemistry Faculty Recognition and Awards

Chemistry Faculty Recognition and Awards

Several chemistry faculty were recently acknowledged at the GGC Fall 2020 Recognition Ceremony. Continue reading below to learn more about our faculty and their achievements. Dr. Kathryn Zimmermann was the recipient of the GGC Scholarship & Creative Activities Award in recognition of her excellent scholarly work. Dr. Zimmermann received her B.S. in Chemistry from James Madison University. While an undergrad, she participated in research focused on materials science, but became passionate about environmental chemistry after participating in a summer field…

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