The Beckman Scholars program is one of the top honors for undergraduate researchers at the UO.Come support our current scholars as they presentation highlights from their the research!
Mari Saif – Johnson Lab
Loveprit Singh – Pluth Lab
Kim Ta – Johnson Lab
John Gillies – Marcus Lab
As lab director of Oregon Growers Analytical, Roger Voelker, PhD 1996, tests medical marijuana for harmful substances, and advocates for more rigorous oversight to ensure patient safety.
Read more at http://oregonquarterly.com/high-standards
UO and Berkeley researchers unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique
The creation of peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes have applications that could lead to improved chemical sensors and separators, and safer, more effective methods of drug-delivery.
Read more at: http://ht.ly/AZSnt
UO Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate Josh Razink’s work with the high-resolution transmission electron microscope in CAMCOR has helped provide strong evidence for the theory that a cosmic explosion triggered the ice age 12,800 years ago that resulted in the extinction of numerous species of plants and mammals.
Read more at http://bit.ly/1zNx2m0
Faculty, staff and student employees of the UO Chemistry and Biochemistry department are invited to get on your bike and join the UO “Chemistry Commuters” team and compete in the BTA’s annual Bike Commute Challenge!
This Oregon and SW Washington event is a free, fun competition to see which workplace team can commute by bike the most during the month of September.
Last year our team logged 1639 miles to place 13th among 112 participating public agencies of our size.
Learn more and join the team at http://bikecommutechallenge.com/
UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Richard Chartoff will be giving a talk at the Eugene Library on Tuesday, August 26th, about his UO research team’s work on a Gates Foundation grant to improve the male condom.
Thanks to the efforts of grad student organizers Kara Nell and Blake Tresca, UO Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomed participants in the UO Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program to its first-ever Chemistry camp last week.
A group of seventeen students from area high schools got hands-on experience each day in the laboratory, conducting experiments such as ink analysis, making their own bio-diesel, and synthesizing pigments. In addition, the campers participated in a variety of activities designed to inspire and prepare them for their college careers.
Additional thanks to all the volunteers and presenters that contributed their time and expertise: Prof. Darren Johnson, grad students Kurtis Fairley, Lisa Eytel, Anna Oliveri, Rachel Smith, Bryan Nell, Michaela Burke, undergrads Brittaney White, Leif Winstead, Tori Smith and volunteer EmmyLou Nell!