Chemistry

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May 17, 2011

Elizabeth Lathers ’01 Finds Ways to Serve in Every Aspect of Her Life

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By Kate Helm Since she was a student, Elizabeth Westgate Lathers ’01 has been active in community service. At Lafayette, she tutored inmates at Northampton County Prison and was an elementary school science mentor. “There is no better way to make a difference in people’s lives than through service,” she says. Lathers works for EMD [...]

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May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

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 [...]

Lafayette College

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 [...]