Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Carbon-Carbon Single Bond Activation: We can do what? To which bonds?
Since 2007 Jeff has been an assistant professor of chemistry at Hope College in Holland, MI. His research focuses on the mechanistic elucidation of carbon-carbon bond activation reactions and the development of transition metal-catalyzed organic methodology.
Presentation Abstract: Carbon-carbon single bonds, being the fundamental structural component of organic compounds, are necessarily inert to a vast majority of typical reaction conditions. Despite the inherent stability of these bonds, several recently developed reactions have achieved carbon-carbon single bond activation and functionalization, but these reactions remain limited to very specific substrates. In order to learn more about the fundamental process of carbon-carbon bond activation, our group has initiated mechanistic studies on several of these reactions. This presentation will outline our approach to studying a rhodium-catalyzed reaction of quinolinyl ketones with alkenes and summarize our mechanistic conclusions to date.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Submissions of design ideas should be directed to email@example.com or the P.O. box of Christopher Roberts
As a reminder, Chemistry Majors will vote for the winning design, and the contest winner will receive their t-shirt free!
Friday, March 12, 2010
for Seminar Credit.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
For those of you in Chemistry 126 this should bring a smile to your face.
The 2010 Overcoming Challenges Award: This award is designed to recognize a woman undergraduate from a two-year or four-year institution for her efforts in overcoming hardship to achieve success in chemistry. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
About the Awards
Established in 2007, The Merck Index Women in Chemistry Scholarships are designed to encourage women to pursue careers in medicinal or synthetic organic chemistry. Each year, Merck will present five, $5000 scholarships to women entering into their first year of an organic chemistry PhD program in the United States or Canada.
In addition to the five scholarship winners, Merck will present special recognition awards in the amount of $500 to up to 10 students.
The awards are presented at the American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting and Exposition, at the Women in Industry Breakfast. The winners present their undergraduate research at a symposium sponsored by the Women Chemists Committee. The special recognition awardees present their undergraduate research at a poster session, also sponsored by the WCC. For examples of the award-winning research presentations, please click here to view the 2009 program.
Participating in this program provides invaluable experience for young scientists to attend a national meeting and present their work. As winners of these awards, students have the opportunity to network with successful scientists from Merck, the Women Chemists Committee, and across the ACS. This program also introduces students to their peers, hopefully establishing a network of friends and future colleagues in chemistry.
Click here for more information about the types of events held in conjunction with the scholarship program.
Merck sponsors the cost of meeting registration for all winners to attend and present at the ACS meeting, in addition to one year of ACS membership dues if students are new ACS members. Merck also provides tickets for all student winners to attend the Women in Industry Breakfast.
For more information, please contact The Merck Index staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 program
VIEW FULL CRITERIA AND APPLICATION FORM
Monday, March 8, 2010
Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
The scholarship is a one-time award on the basis of both need and scholarship. The award amount is subject to available funding, but will be a minimum of $1,500. The award is sent directly to the recipient’s financial aid office and may be used for tuition, books, and lab fees. On-and-off campus housing, transportation, and other personal fees (e.g., sorority dues) may not be paid from this award.
To be considered a candidate, students must meet the following criteria:
- Rising junior or senior female undergraduate student
- Enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
- Major in chemistry or chemistry-related science
Students in pre-med programs who intend to go to medical school are not eligible for this scholarship.
- Completed research or plan to conduct research during undergraduate years
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
- US citizen or permanent resident
- Able to demonstrate evidence of financial need
The current application deadline is May 1. All application materials must be received by this deadline.
In the online application process, the applicant will be required to provide/upload the following:
- Applicant statement to describe why the applicant is a good candidate to receive the scholarship
- Community service statement to describe the applicant’s community service activities and related responsibilities
- Leadership statement to describe the key leadership roles that the applicant has fulfilled
- Research presentations/publications list
- Research summary to summarize the specific nature of research (or planned research) and the applicant’s role in it
- Future goals statement to summarize applicant’s future plans and goals
- Resume / C.V.
- Copy of the most recent award letter from the applicant’s institution outlining all costs of attendance and itemizing any financial awards, scholarships, or grants the applicant receives
- A reference form from the applicant’s academic/research advisor, which includes a letter of recommendation.
- In addition, estimated unmet need for the next academic year must be indicated on the application form. Unmet financial need is equal to the cost of tuition, academic fees, and books minus the estimated family contribution and any scholarships/grants.
Friday, March 5, 2010
• May submit electronic or paper copy
• Must be black and white
• Must be clean
• Submit by FRIDAY, MARCH 12th
WINNER GETS A FREE SHIRT!
Submit original design ideas to email@example.com or to P.O. box of Christopher Roberts.
• Check t-shirt/chem websites for ideas
• Ask your professors for chemistry jokes
Who: Any student with interest in chemistry
When: March 7th-26th (Registration is ongoing. Please sign up ASAP.)
YOU MUST SIGN UP BOTH ONLINE AND ON THE BULLETIN BOARD outside Karen's office (RNS 336). If you are looking for more team members or an advisor (yes, this is required) contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and happy puzzle solving!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
RNS 390 at 3:15 with refreshments prior to seminar
KRIS ELBEIN ‘10
Kris will speak about her experiencing interning at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this past January. She spent the month reading nominations for the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry
Challenge. She will discuss some of the applications of green chemistry that she learned about, as well as what it was like to work for the EPA.