Chemistry

Melissa Foley ’12, David Wenger ’12, and Bridget Greeley ’12

April 29, 2011

Team Receives Projects for Peace Grant to Work with High School Students

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Three Lafayette students are taking on a new challenge: fostering peace and prosperity in the violence-ridden city of Plainfield, N.J. Chemistry major Melissa Foley ’12 (Lebanon, N.J.), mathematics major Bridget Greeley ’12 (Mountainside, N.J.), and mechanical engineering major David Wenger ’12 (Montville, N.J.) have received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to support their [...]

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March 18, 2011

Professor Steve Mylon Helps Students Explore New Terrain in Chemistry

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You could say Steve Mylon, assistant professor of chemistry, enjoys testing his mettle on the road of life. Take for example the time he pedaled his bike 3,500 miles across the country, crossing into Canada for a tour of Ontario before dipping back into the wilds of northern Michigan and then continuing on to Seattle’s [...]

Elizabeth Ponder '04

March 16, 2011

Elizabeth Ponder ’04 Works to Turn Disease Research into Death-Preventing Reality

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By Barbara Mulligan When Elizabeth Ponder ’04 arrived in Kenya’s North Eastern Province last May, she encountered a world far removed from the often-predictable laboratory setting she had occupied as a student at Lafayette and Stanford University. Ponder, who earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Stanford’s School of Medicine in 2009, is now [...]

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February 11, 2011

Hugel Science Center Provides the Facilities for Chemistry and Physics Students to Excel

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Hugel Science Center, which opened in January 2001 after an extensive renovation of the former Olin Hall, houses Lafayette’s chemistry and physics departments. The building provides an array of modern chemical instrumentation with dedicated labs for teaching analytical, biochemistry, general, organic, physical, and inorganic chemistry, and numerous instrument rooms, research labs, and chemical storage areas. [...]

Martin Chalfie

February 4, 2011

Nobel Prize-Winning Biochemist Martin Chalfie Will Speak and Meet with the Campus Community Feb. 8

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Martin Chalfie, who received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will present the talk, “GFP:  Lighting Up Life,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, in Oechsle Hall room 224. A public reception will follow. His visit is part of the College’s Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences. Chalfie, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological [...]

Meghan Cicchi ’11

October 14, 2010

Spotted on Campus With…Meghan Cicchi ’11

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Field hockey player and chemistry major Meghan Cicchi ’11 (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) sat down and talked about her future plans, studying in Italy, and the importance of teamwork. What is your major and what do you like about your major? I am a chemistry major. I have been leaning more toward continuing in the analytical [...]

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May 3, 2010

Students Present Research at American Chemical Society National Conference

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They worked in close concert with chemistry professors on numerous projects A total of 11 students presented research at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting and exposition in San Francisco, Calif. The society’s two annual national meetings each attract more than 11,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, and graduate and undergraduate students.All of the students have [...]

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February 14, 2010

Significant Contributions

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Brian Apgar ’10 took a lead role in three major projects during his internship at Surface Chemistry Discoveries Brian Apgar ’10 (Easton, Pa.) handled important challenges and responsibilities in an internship with Surface Chemistry Discoveries Inc. at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. “I was able to take a lead role in three major [...]

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January 11, 2010

Meghan Cicchi ’11 Excels in the Classroom and on the Field

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Chemistry major and field hockey player has published research in an academic journal and received numerous athletic honors Chemistry major Meghan Cicchi ’11 (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) has had many successes during her college career including publishing her research in an academic journal and receiving the Patriot League’s Field Hockey Rookie of the Year Award. Cicchi [...]

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October 7, 2009

Claudia Rinciog ’10 Publishes Research in National Scientific Journal

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Biochemistry major studied bacteria-eating viruses with Steven Mylon, assistant professor of chemistry Claudia Rinciog ’10 (Galati, Romania) has published research she worked on with Steven Mylon, assistant professor of chemistry, in the national chemistry journal Langmuir. The article addresses the difficulty of disinfecting water supplies contaminated with a bacteria-eating virus. “I’m glad that I got [...]