The award, sponsored by the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), honors works that focus on important issues for business and society with rigorous research methods and credible results.
The paper, titled “If Chemists Don’t Do It, Who Is Going To?” Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry, was published in Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Haack’s co-authors were Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew J. Nelson, Andrew G. Earle, Julie A. Haack and Douglas M. Young.
Geri Richmond is quoted in an article in the Oman Observer about key economic and environmental challenges facing the Sultanate. Richmond is a member of the International Advisory Board for Oman’s Research Council.
She also contributes to an article on the waning of U.S. dominance in science and engineering in Chemical and Engineering News and a National Science Foundation news release about the state of US science and engineering.
Read more about Prof. Hendon and his research in AroundtheO’s article: Dr. Coffee
UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Department Head and Sr. Instructor Julie Haack is among six UO faculty members recently named as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor recognizes Dr. Haack for her “distinguished contributions to green chemistry education, particularly for building the capacity of educators to connect design and innovation to the science of sustainability.”
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UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Emeritus David Herrick passed away November 15, 2017.
David joined the department in 1975 and served as department head from 1987-1993, before retiring in 2012. He was a dedicated instructor, and taught General Chemistry for most of his years with the department. David enjoyed teaching, and tried to make a tough class fun for his students. His research focused on theoretical chemistry and chemical physics, with emphasis on novel approaches to issues involving atomic and molecular structure. He was a member of the UO Institute of Theoretical Science.
David enjoyed playing the piano at various university events, and will be remembered as an integral part of the department’s annual Holiday Dinner, providing us with seasonal music on piano for nearly 40 years.
David’s obituary can be found in the Register Guard
Using computer simulations, UO Biochemist Mike Harms and graduate researcher Zach Sailer thought that they could manipulate a protein one mutation at a time and predict its evolution. They failed, but the team harvested information that may be useful for understanding problems such as antibiotic resistance.
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The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact may not have broken ground yet, but its impact got a jump start by sponsoring five, $500 Knight Campus Student Innovation Fellowships for underrepresented students in STEM disciplines who participated in the Sustainable Invention workshop that kicked off the 2017-18 academic year.
The week-long workshop, titled Sustainable Invention Immersion Week, took place September 10-15th at 942 Olive Street, the UO’s innovation hub in downtown Eugene. Participating students had the opportunity to learn from experts in design, business, chemistry and communication as they worked in interdisciplinary teams to create their own green product over the course of the event. The teams then pitched their product ideas to win funding to move their idea forward. Awards were given for the top four product ideas.
The five Innovation Fellowship recipients were Genevieve Dorrell (undergrad, biochemistry), Carl Hartzell (post bac, physics), Ruth Maust (graduate student, chemistry), Makenna Pennel (undergrad, chemistry, honors college) and Pallavi Webb (undergrad, CIS). The fellowship funds could be used to offset academic expenses such as tuition, books, school supplies and travel to scientific meetings.
The workshop was organized by professor Julie Haack, the assistant department head of the UO’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Kate Harmon, the undergraduate program manager and management instructor at the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship. Their goal is for Sustainable Invention Immersion Week to become an annual event, with a changing theme that will be tied to what’s happening at the Knight Campus.
The first of three new faculty hires for the UO’s Energy and Sustainable Materials Initiative, Christopher Hendon searches for innovative answers to vexing energy problems and cheaper, greener ways to make batteries, solar cells, and other products.
Ready more about the newest member of the UO Chemistry and Biochemsitry faculty in Oregon Quarterly.