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News and announcements

Congratulations to our amazing graduate student fellowship winners!

Monday, April 15, 2024
Six graduate students in the Department of Chemistry have been awarded fellowships for Fall 2024.

Culpepper receives Black Engineer of the Year award

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Johnathan Culpepper, a former Daly group graduate, has been named the Science Spectrum Trailblazer at the 2024 Black Engineer of the Year Technology Recognition Event.

George Crull wins 2024 University of Iowa Outstanding Staff Award

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
The University of Iowa Outstanding Staff Award recognizes those who demonstrate the exemplary work and contributions made to the university.


Thesis Defense- Hannah Nennig

Monday, April 15, 2024 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Chemistry Building
"Unpacking the Complexity of Learning Chemistry: An Examination of Student Discourse in Introductory Chemistry"

Analytical Seminar- Samantha Franck-Rezac

Thursday, April 18, 2024 12:30pm to 1:20pm
North Hall
Samantha Franck-Rezac - Director of Analytical Laboratories, UI Pharmaceuticals

Colloquium- Dr. Gian Surbella

Friday, April 19, 2024 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Pappajohn Business Building
Dr. Gian Surbella- Pacific Northwest National Lab "Bridging Science and Security: The Nexus of Fundamental and Applied Actinide Research"

Inorganic & Chem Ed Seminar- Alyssa Gaiser

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Chemistry Building
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