posted Dec 10,2012
posted Dec 10,2012
I am delighted to inform everyone that Joyce Yoon has been selected for the 2013 Student Leadership Award. This program recognizes emerging leaders in our ACS student chapter network and helps them prepare for the leadership opportunities at volunteer organizations, such as ACS, and in their professional career. The board recognized her contributions and skills and believes that you have tremendous potential to be a successful leader.
The 2013 ACS Leadership Institute will be held January 25-27 at the InterContinental Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX. At the conference, Joyce will be paired with a mentor from your ACS Local Section and attend a portion of the Local Section Track, participate in sessions with the Younger Chemist Committee members, and brainstorm with her fellow ACS student leaders. She will also have an opportunity to participate in one of three leadership development courses in the ACS Leadership Development System.
Congratulations, Joyce on this honor!
posted Oct 24,2012
Adam Mayer, a long time student in Dr. Brian Cullums lab, has been spotlighted by the office of Undergraduate Research.
posted Oct 24,2012
The UMBC 15th Annual Undergraduate Symposium was held on October 20th 2012 and once again was a huge success. Thanks to all the participants and we look forward to seeing you for next years event.
posted Oct 10,2012
Applications from outstanding scientists are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMBC. The Department offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in both chemistry and biochemistry with a highly cross-disciplinary and interactive group of faculty and lecturers. Cutting-edge research is carried out by post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D., MS and undergraduate students working in excellent laboratory facilities in a recently renovated building. The University is strategically situated on a suburban campus in the intellectually and culturally vibrant Baltimore-Washington corridor, which enhances the dynamic educational and research opportunities afforded by its diversity, intermediate size and world-class infrastructure. The Chair will be expected to provide vigorous leadership toward expanding the department’s current research profile and directing the next stage of departmental growth. Applications are invited from internationally recognized scholars in any area who have a commitment to superior research and innovative teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and the names of three persons who can be contacted for supporting letters to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Electronic submissions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will enter the review process as soon as they are received and consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; and applications from women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged.
posted Oct 10,2012
The 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on October 20th, 2012. To help make this event another success, we need volunteers to steer attendees clear of renovation, to help in the registration and orientation of participants and to do photography and change poster numbers between sessions. If you are interested, please contact Dennis Cuddy at Cuddy@umbc.edu
as soon as possible.
Renovation has begun on the second floor south wing for the HHMI Science Education Alliance offices and labs. The area has limited accessibility. Please stay out of the area unless approved by Dennis Cuddy. posted Aug 15,2012
Sorry for the short notice, but I was informed that the transformer in the basement needs to be drained and resealed due to a recurring leak in the unit. This will take down the entire building except for emergency power from 7AM on Saturday morning, the 18th until almost 3 PM in the afternoon. posted Aug 15,2012
This issue has been addressed before, hopefully this time is the last time we need to do this.
Please Turn off all equipment before you leave this Friday evening.
posted Jul 26,2012
John received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, graduating magna cum laude and was an active member in Dr. Brian Cullum's Research Group. He is now a graduate student with the John Fourkas Group at the University of Maryland, College Park. The prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
selects recipients who are anticipated to achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers and to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. John studies "the interfacial dynamics of simple liquids and the intermolecular dynamics of liquids in confinement and under negative pressure." John plans to become a research university professor after the Ph. D. and subsequent post doc, and he is "honored to have been chosen as an NSF Fellow."
Congratulations to John and all of our alumni.
posted Jul 22,2012
Margaret Gillan, B.S. Chemistry major, is invited to present a talk on “Evolution of microstructures due to additives and processing” at the International conference on Materials Science and Technology (MST-12) to be held on October 7-11, 2012 in Pittsburgh PA. This topic involves chemical synthesis, processing and correlation of microstructure with material performance and is extremely important for energy storage and use. This meeting is a joint meeting of the American Society of Materials (ASM), American Ceramic Society (ACeS), The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), and Association of Iron and Steel (AIST), and more than 3500 participants are expected to attend this meeting from all over the world. The MS&T partnership of ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. The technical programs in the conference cover following topics:
Ceramic and Glass Materials
Electronic and Magnetic Materials
Fundamentals and Characterization
Iron and Steel
Processing and Product Manufacturing
Research Faculty Member Dr. Narsingh Singh has recently been awarded a presigeous Optical Society of America "Fellow Grant" to go abroad for promoting photonics and optics. One of the goals of this program is to encourage global interaction and increase awareness of optics and photonics activities around the world. In addition to the Optical Society of America (OSA), Dr. Singh is also a Fellow of the American Society of Materials (ASM) international, and The International Society of the Photonics and Instrumentation Engineering (SPIE). Because of his excellent teaching skills and materials researches ASM International had awarded a similar honor “ASM International Lecturership Award” in 2003.
Congratulations Dr. Singh!