Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Rebecca Whelan participated in the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium, “Research Frontiers in the Chemical Sciences,” held October 26 at the New York Academy of Sciences. She shared one aspect of her current research in a poster presentation titled “Selection of DNA aptamers for an ovarian cancer cell line using high-throughput sequencing.” She was also one of five symposium participants invited to give a teaching talk. She presented on efforts to make science students more confident and effective writers with a talk titled “Helping your students get it ‘write’: envisioning science writing pedagogy beyond the laboratory report.” The Dreyfus Foundation supports advancement in the chemical sciences through nationally competitive grants and awards. Whelan was one of six winners of the foundation’s 2011 Teacher-Scholar Award.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Altheimer and Alison O'Connor for receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Adam Birdsall and Melanie Malinas for being among the winners of the 2012 Goldwater Scholarship Competition!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Liv Dedon, Adam Birdsall and Joe Hamilton for their Meeting in Miniature awards!
Congratulations to Professor Whelan. She was selected for a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The Dreyfus Foundation makes about half-dozen of the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards each year to promising scholars in the chemical sciences at predominately undergraduate institutions at an early stage in their academic careers. The competition each year is strong, and, based on a written proposal and institutional nomination, the recipients are recognized for their accomplishments in scholarly research with undergraduates and their commitment to teaching.
Professor Whelan Receives Cancer Research Grant CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to Ben Jakubowski '11, who has been awarded the Friends of the Library Research Award for 2010/11, for the research paper he produced in Chemistry 361 (Bioanalytical) last semester, entitled "Controversies in “-omics” diagnostics development."
The award committee said of the submitted paper:
"The Research Award Committee found your paper exemplary in all categories considered: range of resources used, thoroughness and creativity in the use of resources, and attention to accuracy and detail. Not only did your paper demonstrate research excellence, we found it engaging and a real pleasure to read."