Posts under tag: UO Graduate Students
Good luck to Luke Wheeler as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
11:30 AM in 220 Deschutes
The title of his thesis is: “The Evolution of Metal and Peptide Binding in the S100 Protein Family.”
After finishing at the UO, Luke will be heading to the University of Colorado Boulder for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
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.
Read the full article in AroundtheO
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.
Good luck to Kyle Hite as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
2:00 PM in KLA 331 Klamath
The title of his thesis is: “Understanding the Charge Density Wave in VSe2 Containing Heterostructures.”
Kyle is currently working at Thermo Fisher Scientific, and has been with the company since mid-August.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
11 AM in 331 Klamath Hall
The title of his dissertation is “Amorphous Metal Oxide Thin Films from Aqueous Precursors: New Routes to High-κ Dielectrics, Impact of Annealing Atmosphere Humidity, and Elucidation of Non-uniform Composition Profiles.”
After graduating, Keenan will be joining Applied Materials in San Jose, Califonia, as a Process Chemist.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
2 PM in 331 Klamath
The title of his dissertation is “Characterization of Lithium Aluminum Oxide Solid Electrolyte Thin-films from Aqueous Precursors.”
Donald will be teaching chemistry at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.