Paulo Schirch, class of 1981, reports that he retired in 2013 after 25 years with Solvay. At the time of his retirement, Dr. Schirch was president of the company’s South America division. Currently he is serving as a Board Member of Peroxidos do Brasil and at the Brazilian Chemical Association (ABIQUIM).
Dr. Schirch received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Virgil Boekelheide, and did his postdoctoral work at Ohio State University.
UO Chemistry and Biochemistry alum Mike Taylor was selected for the 2017 panel that will judge an international design competition highlighting achievement in the use of natural wood veneer products.
Taylor, the CEO of States Industries in Eugene, OR, earned his BS in Chemistry in 1994 and MBA through UO’s Lundquist College of Business in 2005.
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Dr. Thale Jarvis has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Jarvis earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon (Class of ’89).
Read more about Dr. Jarvis’ career at http://bit.ly/2jqjeQq
Veteran FBI agent Julia Cowley spoke about her experience in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit at Westfield State University in Massachusettes this past October. Her lecture was hosted by WSU departments of psychology and criminal justice.
Ms. Cowley graduated from the University of Oregon in 1993 with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Read more at MassLive.com
Read about his energy-related research at http://bit.ly/2dPULzA
The American Chemical Society caught up with UO Chemistry and Biochemistry alum Richard Glover to talk about green chemistry in the laboratory and classroom during the GC&E conference in June.
Richard earned his PhD in Chemistry in 2013, and teaches chemistry at Bellevue College in Washington State.
Read the full article at: Getting Community College Students into the Lab with Green Chemistry
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The winner of this year’s Alumni Achievement Award, UO Alumnus Alan Waggoner (Ph.D. 1969) will give a talk on Friday, 14-Oct-2016 and be honored at a banquet dinner that evening. Vickie DeRose and Michael Pluth are hosting the event.
You can read more about Professor Waggoner’s research at: http://www.cmu.edu/bio/faculty/primary/waggoner.html.
The Department of Chemistry Alumni Award program was established to honor our successful alumni, to provide our current students with inspiring role models, and to instill in them the confidence to succeed in their scientific careers.
While pursuing her PhD in chemistry at the University of Oregon, Chantal Balesdent, class of 2013, knew that she was passionate about sharing her love for science, but didn’t feel drawn to a traditional teaching career. So as graduation drew near, Chantal began looking for opportunities in informal science education. Her search resulted in a position with Engineering is Elementary (EiE), a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston. Now in her third year as a Professional Development Provider for EiE, Chantal trains elementary school teachers in curricula that encourage students to apply their science and math skills to engineering activities that are based on real-world technologies and problems. (more…)
Alumna Rebecca Price, MD (MS Chemistry, 1984) is retired from her General Surgery practice and spends her time volunteering with Master Gardeners, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Northern Arizona Forestry Department. Paul Jagodzinski (Post-doc with Warner Peticolas, 1979-81) continues as Dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University. He also devotes his time to serving on the American Chemical Society Board of Directors.