Chemistry News Archive

W&M alumna wins on Jeopardy!

Class of 2005 alumna Hillary Huttenhower became the reigning Jeopardy! champion Nov. 5.

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A uniquely rewarding pilgrimage

Ryan Goodman '14 completed the Camino de Santiago this summer then stayed and aided other pilgrims once they'd completed their journey. In part because of his good works, he even got to sit on the king of Spain's throne.

Chemistry Professor Receives Murphy Award

Professor Rob Hinkle receives the Jennifer and Devin Murphy award which recognizes outstanding integration of faculty research with the teaching of undergraduate or graduate students.

Three labs, two majors, one Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Ashley Fidler was just named a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of 40 awarded in the United States. The Gates Scholarship will allow her to pursue an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Three receive Alumni Association’s top honor

Three alumni received the Alumni Medallion Award over Charter Day weekend. It is the highest honor given by the William & Mary Alumni Association.

Congratulations to Professor Wustholz

Chemistry Professor Kristin Wustholz has been appointed as the Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer and Coco Faculty Fellow.

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Turning the phage

It was a hard act to follow. What could possibly be a follow-up to a group of freshmen discovering a new form of life and finding new genes in its genome?

Challenge Grants Bolster W&M Honors

Natalie Wong is one of several chemistry honors students who is receiving support for her summer honors research.

Prof. Harbron Receives Plumeri Award

Each year the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence recognizes faculty members for exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service. Prof. Harbron has developed an active research program in organic photochemistry and mentors many student researchers each year. She has garnered national attention for success in developing young women scientists.

Prof. Abelt Receives Faculty Governance Award

The Arts & Sciences Award for Faculty Governance honors faculty members who devote special efforts to helping their colleagues through committee memberships and other services to departments, programs, Arts & Sciences, and College committees.

2013-Harbron Receives Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

In 2011, the Dean's Office launched the Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence to honor faculty members in Arts & Sciences who devote special efforts to teaching and inspiring their students through lectures, seminars, laboratories, independent studies, and mentoring.

Brian Rabe '13 to be awarded Thomas Jefferson Prize

Brian Rabe '13 is the 2013 winner of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. Rabe, a double major in biology and chemistry, has set his sights on being a researcher and professor at a university.

Chemistry Alum Goes to Stockholm

Brian Wimberly '86 credits W&M chemistry professors for creating his "appetite for this sort of science." His work has taken him all over the continent and beyond.

William & Mary has 3 Goldwater Scholars

David Hill '13, Brian Rabe '13 and Natalie Wong '14, the 2012 Goldwater Scholars from the College of William & Mary. In addition to the three scholars, James Janopaul-Naylor '14 was awarded a Goldwater honorable mention.

Science, in 3 to 5 minutes

There are the arts, and then there are the sciences. There is literature, language and film, and then there is calculus, physics and experiments.

Recipients of Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence announced

First awarded in 2009, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence have touched faculty and students in almost every corner of the campus, and now the College is announcing the 2012 honorees.

Creative Adaptation selections announced

Seven entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the College while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.

AP story on chemistry mentor makes a big splash

National Associated Press story headlined “Women Making Slow, Sure Strides In Science, Math” by AP writer Martha Irvine, spotlights Professor Elizabeth Harbron’s success in the development of young women scientists at William & Mary.

W&M chapter of PBK announces award winners

The College of William and Mary's Alpha of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa gathers annually to celebrate the academic and professional achievement of its membership.

10th Graduate Research Symposium opens March 25

Hundreds of graduate students from 16 institutions will gather at the College of William & Mary on March 25 & 26 for the tenth annual Graduate Research Symposium. The theme of the event is "Preparing Scholars/Presenting Excellence."

Harbron to receive Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

Elizabeth Harbron, associate professor of chemistry, is the 2011 winner of William & Mary's Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, an honor bestowed each Charter Day to a younger faculty member at the College.

Integrating Sciences

ISC 1 is open and producing science. ISC 2 is under construction. Just wait until we build ISC 3.

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Gov. Kaine tours College's ISC

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine visited the Integrated Science Center at the College of William and Mary as part of his Cabinet Community Day.

Department Continues Tradition in National ACS Rankings

Graduation statistics recently issued from the American Chemical Society (ACS) indicate that the Department of Chemistry at William and Mary continues to excel in the number of chemistry degrees awarded to our majors.

Professor Pike's CHEM 103 among the Best Nationwide

An undergraduate course at William and Mary was singled out in a national study of chemistry courses conducted by the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) on behalf of the College Board.

Brian Lottig '98 Puts His Chemistry Degree to Good Use

Like many undergraduates, Brian Lottig '98 came to college with his mind focused on two things: academics and beer — a combination that he has turned into a successful career as a brewmaster.

Bill Starnes' Patent Promises Better Plastic Along with Safer World

What excites Floyd Dewey Gottwald, Sr. Professor of Chemistry William Starnes most about his recently patented organic stabilizers for PVC isn't the tremendous monetary potential the invention could bring him, the College and his department. It's the idea that his contribution to the growing $1.8-billion heat stabilizers industry could help save lives.

Keep Your Eye on Megan Dellinger '05

When she entered William and Mary in 2001, Megan Dellinger ('05) showed a lot of promise. She was awarded one of two Dow scholarships given to college freshmen who are prospective chemistry majors, and she had already participated in chemistry research during the summer at Carnegie Mellon University.