2013 News & Features
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.
The Despicable Science show, presented on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. 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
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 about Dr. Østergaard's recent work on Huntington's Disease >
2013 Research or Creative Activity Excellence Award
Dr. Patrick Hrdlicka, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was presented the 2013 Research or Creative Activity Excellence Award by the former university president and former Provost and Executive Vice President Doug Baker on April 15, 2013. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of scholarly research and creative activity. The work recognized may be a single significant contribution or an accumulation of significant contributions that have received national or international recognition.
Read about Dr. Hrdlicka's Award (PDF)
Chemistry Grad student received 2nd Place at the UI Innovation Showcase
Chemistry Grad Student Isaiah Gyan won 2nd Place under Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in the UI Innovation Showcase on April 23, 2013 with “GUITAR, A New Form of Carbon for Electrochemical Applications.”