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804 Rayburn, Rm 116

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Moscow, ID 83844-2343

Departmental News

Chemistry Student and Faculty Member Receive Awards for Excellence
Chemistry graduate student, Ebenezer Jones-Mensah, received an Award for Excellence on Friday, December 12, 2014. Awards for Excellence are awarded to senior level, graduate, and law students who have achieved academic success, demonstrated career/professional preparation and campus/community leadership. Also honored, was Dr. Jakob Magolan who was recognized as Jones' most inspirational mentor.

Dale-2014 Award
Chemistry Grad Student Wins National Award
Chemistry graduate student, Dale Guenther, won a national award recognizing her as an outstanding new scientist.
» Read the whole story.
Leslie Nickerson
Leslie has received the Dean's Award from the Department of Chemsitry
» Find out about Leslie
Megan Paul and Alicia Fink are recipients of the HACH Foundation Scholarship
HACH Foundation Scholarship Recipients in Chemistry
Future high school chemistry teachers, Megan Paul and Alicia Fink, received the HACH Foundation Scholarship, which awards about $6000 per year to each recipient.
» More about Megan and Alicia
Charles Nwamba's Baby
Growing Family
Graduate student, Charles Nwamba's family has increased by a little 1.
Chemistry Family Increases
Brian Vo in the lab.
Chemistry Graduate Cooks Up Success in the Lab
University of Idaho chemistry graduate Brian Vo finds success in labs, as a teaching assistant and in published articles.
» Read more about Brian
Eric Brauns in his lab
Ultrafast Mid-Infrared Diffuse Reflection
The journal Applied Spectroscopy features an instrument built by Dr. Eric Brauns
» Find out about Eric Braun's new instrument
Malcolm Renfrew reading about North American birds
Remembering an Icon
Chemistry professor Malcolm M. Renfrew leaves decades-long legacy at University of Idaho
» Read more about Professor Emeritus Renfrew
Despicable Haircut

Raffle tickets were sold for the honor of buzzing Dr. Dan Stelck’s hair in preparation for the Despicable Science show, sponsored by the CoS Ambassadors and Chemistry Club.  Chemistry graduate student, Andrew Aring won the honor and, as depicted by his smile, seems to have had a great time giving Dr. Stelck a “new do”.

Dan Stelck gets a haircutThe Despicable Science show, presented on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00PM in REN 111, is an entertaining exhibition of various scientific principles, for all ages.  Hopefully, this will become an annual event.

Alum's Work on Huntington Disease is Highlighted
October 2013
Michael E. Østergaard earned his Ph.D. degree from our Department of Chemistry in 2010 working on functionalized oligonucleotides for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes under the supervision of Patrick Hrdlicka.  Dr. Østergaard was recruited by Isis Pharmaceuticals for a postdoctoral fellowship and is presently a Senior Scientist with the company.  Isis Pharmaceuticals is the worldwide leader in the field of oligonucleotide-based therapeutics.
Read a highlight describing Dr. Østergaard's recent work on Huntington's Disease  written by Dr. Hrdlicka and PhD student Dale Guenther.
Jean'ne Shreeve
Elements of Fun
Love of research keeps fire burning for chemistry professor Jean'ne Shreeve
» Read more about Professor Shreeve