Congratulations to Ms. Kayla Anderson and Mr. Souleymane Seye after the successful completion of their MS in Applied Physical Science Internship seminar entitled “The Ongoing Pursuit of High Value Chemicals from Reclaimed Tires”. This internship experience was supported by Efficien Technology located in Statesboro, GA with plant manager Mr. Chris Thorpe and COSM faculty Dr. John DiCesare and Dr. Don McLeMore.
The chemistry student clubs show cased a variety of fun demonstrations for Mole day and Halloween. The Student Affliates of the American Chemical Socitey (SAACS) on the Statesboro campus celebrated Mole Day on October 23rd. They performed a variety of demos including Thermite, Elephant’s Toothpaste, Screaming Gummy Bears, and many more. Sudents from NOBCChE and SAACS clubs participated in the annual downtown Scare on the Square festival in Statesboro on October 27th and added more “magic” to the Halloween atmosphere with their cool chemistry experiments.
Dr. Shainaz Landge from the department of chemistry and biochemistry collaborates with College of Education (COE) on a teacher development project titled, “Okefenokee – Understanding Real-world Relevance through Suwannee Watershed Assessment and Monitoring Project (OUR2 SWAMP)”. This project led by Dr. Lacey Huffling from COE has received $763,897 grant from the National Academies’ Gulf Research Program. The project aims to provide first-hand demonstrations for students of the connection between their local watershed and the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Shainaz Landge and Dr. Checko Colon-Gaud (Department of Biology) are Co-PIs on this grant. more info…
A big congratulations to our Chemistry Alumni that were recognized as Georgia Southern’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018! Kathryn Lanier, Donovan Thompson, James Davis, Ansley Booker, Domonique Quarles, Chris Rogers and Kyle Lopez are the seven honorees from chemistry out of the chosen forty. The honorees not only represent the excellence of the University’s young alumni but also demonstrate the positive contributions and remarkable achievements for which Georgia Southern and Armstrong graduates are known. more info
Once again, Georgia Southern (GS) undergraduate researchers made us proud when they represented our institution at the 45th Annual Meeting for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) in Orlando, FL, September 17-20, 2018. Eight students presented research that spanned the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. Raven Richardson (McNair scholar) nominated by her mentor, Dr. Ria Ramoutar, secured the highly competitive Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate Leadership Award, an honor that commemorates the memory of NOBCChE’s first female president. Another student, Ivan Cockman (CEMITURE NSF-CHE REU, mentor: Dr. Beverley Briggs) won the American Chemical Society (ACS) Exchange Award for the submitting one of the best abstracts to the conference. more info