Thursday, March 17, 2016
Last week the department gathered for food and fellowship as a few of our graduating seniors shared their stories of how they decided on career paths and plans for after graduation. Thanks to the seniors who presented. Their testimony and advice was especially appreciated by our underclassmen.
The department enjoyed a nice meal and heard a presentation from our own Dr. Dan King about the chemistry involved in the Flint, Michigan water crisis. A few take always: the problem was very complicated, there is plenty of blame to go around, and the Flint River water could have worked if it had been treated properly from the start.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The Women of Chemistry made a trip to IUPUI on Saturday, February 20th to visit 2015 graduate, Emily Hart, and see her graduate school lab. Emily gave us a tour of the labs she works in and showed us her research in labeling proteins from breast tissue with peroxide. She has learned a lot about growing the cells, using a laser, crystallizing proteins, and using the program to analyze the mass spec results. We took her to lunch and asked lots of questions about graduate school life.