Eric Snider, senior chemical engineering student, placed first overall at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference in the research paper competition. As a result, he will be one of nine students nationwide to compete in the AIChE national competition in October in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Pam Ross, M.D., UTC alumna and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Virginia Health System, recently attended a breakfast with UTC chemistry majors to discuss the medical school application process and respond to questions about emergency medicine.
Studies into chemicals in electronic cigarettes, experiments on bacteria cells and investigation of the structure of poisonous plants were just a few of the research projects presented during the Department of Chemistry’s Undergraduate Research Poster session.
Dr. Benjamin Gross celebrated the renovation of Grote Hall and the 125th anniversary of the University by providing a pictorial history presentation at the 23rd Annual Department of Chemistry Awards Banquet. “Chemistry is part of that history,” Gross said. “There is much to celebrate in our heritage and performance.”
Grote Scholar Tyson Ward plans to return to campus as a junior in fall 2011 after recovering from a horrific boating accident that occurred nearly a year ago.