Chemistry & Biochemistry kudos

Jeff Bryan

Jeff Bryan, Chemistry & Biochemistry, presented "Radiation: Myths and Misconceptions" at San José State University on March 15 in San José, California. This interactive presentation explored common radiation myths held by the general public as well as more technical misconceptions held by professionals that work with ionizing radiation.

Submitted on: Mar. 17

Keith Beyer

Keith Beyer, Chemistry & Biochemistry, authored the article "Deliquescence Relative Humidity and Reversible Non-deliquescent Water Uptake in the Sodium Salts of Succinic Acid" in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry published on Aug. 23 by the American Chemical Society. This was an invited paper for the Mario Molina memorial issue honoring Molina who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry with F. Sherwood Rowland for their work linking chlorofluorocarbons to stratospheric ozone depletion.

Submitted on: Oct. 18, 2021

Jeff Bryan

Jeff Bryan, Chemistry & Biochemistry, presented "Radiation: Myths and Misconceptions" at a meeting of the Western Carolinas local section of the American Chemical Society on Sept. 23 online. The talk explored common radiation myths held by the general public as well as more technical misconceptions held by professionals that work with ionizing radiation.

Submitted on: Sept. 24, 2021

Samuel Rendler, Julia Roskam, Karl Taylor, Kristen Nowak and Keith Beyer

Samuel Rendler, Julia Roskam and Karl Taylor, all Chemistry; Kristen Nowak, Microbiology; and Keith Beyer, Chemistry & Biochemistry; co-authored the article "Phase diagrams of aqueous solutions of the potassium salts of malonic, succinic, and glutaric acids" in The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics published on July 15 by Elsevier. This publication covers work carried out over several years in Beyer's lab. The alumni co-authors are now working in various positions in industry.

Submitted on: Sept. 10, 2021

Eugenia Turov, Tushar Das, Whitney George and Nathan Warnberg

Eugenia Turov, Chemistry & Biochemistry; and Tushar Das, Whitney George and Nathan Warnberg, all Mathematics & Statistics; designed an anti-racist education workshop for "the purpose of building a Community of Anti-Racist Educators". In addition, Whitney George and Eugenia Turov co-faciliated the weeklong workshop. The workshop was a resounding success as noted by one participant leaving with 'profound insights about their personal struggles with internalized white-supremacy and how it shows up in their classrooms.'

Submitted on: Aug. 30, 2021