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Congratulations to Chris Cowan for winning the Best Oral Presentation Award at the chemistry and natural sciences section of the GRC Conference!

We are planning for a bowling night for 4/4/07. The cost is $15 per person which will later be reimbursed by GSA. The venue is Brunswick Zone Normandy at Ellicott City. Please come join us for a fun night together!

We are making plans to have our annual department ski trip on Febuary 6, 2007. Dr. Marten has been kind enough to allow us to schedule the trip on the day of his class - so let's all thank him and take advantage of the make-shift holiday! The main reason this day was chosen was due to the first year students just finishing their written qualifiers a few days before. It would be a great way for everyone to get together and celebrate as well as have a great time on the slopes. Please click here for more details.

Our annual department holiday party will be Friday, December 15, 2006, 1-3 PM @ ITE 456. Please also see instructions here for details on gift exchange.

Congratulations to Vinita Mehrotra for successfully defending her Master's thesis!

The election results are out and we now have new officers for 2006-2007.

We will be having a BioChEGS meeting on Friday, Nov 3, 2006, 1 pm @ ECS 314 Conference Room for electing new officers. Please come out and attend. We will also give an update as to what the current status is of discussions about graduate student salaries.

Welcome to our new graduate students!

Our annual picnic to welcome new graduate students will be held on Monday, August 28th, at Centennial Centennial Park in Columbia , from noon-6PM. There will be food, beverages, and our second bocce ball tournament. We have a pavilion reserved at Centennial Park (pavilion E, in the south area). You should use the park entrance on Rt 108. Contact Chris Cowan if you have a bocce ball team you want to enter into the tournament. Please invite your undergraduates who are participating in research in your labs. Families are welcome as well.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Chris Cowan and Tony Geisz for winning the bocce ball tournament!

The 2006 housing survey results are in. Click here to view the results.

Congratulations to Dhara Patel for winning the first place oral presentation award at the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC 2006)!

Congratulations to Miguel Acosta-Tapia for receiving 2006 Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship to the Gordon Research Conference in MEMS Technology & Biomedical Applications!

Congratulations to Mike Hanson for being awarded Outstanding GSA Senator of the Year and to Yonghyun Kim for being awarded Jessica Soto-Perez Award!

Congratulations to Chris Cowan for winning the Best Poster Award at the GRC Conference! Also congratulations to Mike Hanson for second place award for his oral presentation!

Congratulations to Chris Cowan for successfully defending his Master's thesis!

Michael Buck is featured in the local newspaper! Click here to read the article.

Congratulations to Hong Shen for successfully passing her PhD defense!

Thank you to Chris Cowan for organizing our annual departmental ski trip! We had a wonderful time! [Click here for pictures]

Congratulations to Derek Smith for being awarded Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and to Hong Shen and Yonghyun Kim for being awarded Outstanding Service Award!
Brianna Elizabeth Shannon Buck
was born to Michael and Diana Buck!  Congratulations Michael!

Congratulations to Babu Raman for successfully defending his PhD dissertation!

The CBE department's annual fall picnic will be this Thursday Aug 25th at 3 pm at the Patapsco Valley State Park, Hilton Area Pavillion 201.  Click here for directions. [Click here for pictures.]

Congratulations to Archana Raamanathan for successfully defending her MS thesis!

Congratulations to Jose Vallejos for successfully defending his MS thesis!

Congratulations to James Henry (Dr. Good's Group) for passing his PhD defense from Texas A&M!

Kudos to Michael Hanson for being awarded this year's Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for his research on Gene Arrays, Cell Culture Process Changes, and Comparability.  Congratulations Mike!

Congratulations to Dr. Theresa Good's students, Sungmun Lee and Wanida Wattanakaroon, for passing their PhD defense from Texas A&M!

2/1/2005: Ski Trip!
BioChEGS is organizing to have our second annual department ski trip. Click HERE for more details.

1/27/2005: Journal Club
BioChEGS is starting to have Journal Club meetings starting this Spring 2005 semester. Click on the link Journal Club on the sidebar for more details.


Congratulations to our December 2004 graduates, Xudong Ge and Jennifer Ruiz-Pacheco for successfully defending their dissertation and fulfilling the requirements for PhD degree!