Kate Scantlebury Elected to Head the Research Division of the NSTA

Kate Scantlebury has been elected to head the Research Division of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest science education organization in the world with members from elementary, secondary and college levels. The purpose of the committee is to provide NSTA members with access to science education research that can help them improve their classroom instruction and their students' learning. One project on which she already is working calls for the association to revive series of publications called "What Research Says to the Science Teacher."

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29th Annual Dyer Awards

Photo, Michael Scheurmann, Brian Bahnson and Mike (Huy) DaoDr. Brian Bahnson presented the 29th annual Elizabeth Dyer Excellence in Teaching Awards to two outstanding Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student teaching assistants at the departmental graduate recruitment seminar on March 4, 2011. The graduate students honored were Mr. Huy Anh (Mike) Dao and Mr. Michael Scheuermann. Mike Dao received his bachelor's degree from La Salle University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with Professor Charles Riordan. Mike served as a TA in CHEM-111 and 112, General Chemistry, during the fall of 2009 and spring of 2010. Michael Scheuermann also received his bachelor's degree from La Salle University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with Professor Neal Zondlo. Michael served as a TA in CHEM-321, Organic Chemistry, during the fall of 2009 and CHEM-322, Organic Chemistry, during the spring of 2010. The Dyer Award honors the memory of Professor Elizabeth Dyer, a member of the Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty from 1933-1971. This award has been given to outstanding teaching assistants since 1981.
Hua He Selected for a 2011 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award

The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) announce that Hua He (Bobev Lab) has been selected for a 2011 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award. he award, granted by the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), is intended to support outstanding graduate students around the world to conduct crystallography-oriented research.

Hua will receive a monetary award in the amount of $2,500.00 U.S. dollars, and a certificate designating her as the honoree.


Sound Mind, Sound Body: Chemistry Major Shines in UD Football

Photo, Kevin DavisThrough my almost five decades at Delaware, I have known a substantial number of our CHEM/BIOC majors who have participated in intercollegiate individual sports, e.g., track & field, cross country, swimming, tennis. Those who have participated in intercollegiate team sports, e.g., Kyle Davis (BS/BIOC/10), who started on the men's soccer team, are much fewer in number. Those who have participated in the revenue-producing intercollegiate team sports belong to a VERY short list, given the enormous time demands placed upon them for training, practice, travel, and playing.

Indeed, prior to the past three years, I could only recall one CHEM major who had started on the Blue Hen football team: Dave Buchanan (BS/CHEM/90), now an attorney with Seeger, Weiss, LLP, in Wychoff, NJ.

A second name has now been added to that short list: Kevin Uhll (BS/CHEM/11). Interestingly, both Dave and Kevin are very large (Kevin is 6'4", 285 lbs) and, not surprisingly, played/plays on the offensive line.

That's something of an understatement for Kevin. When he sets for the first snap against the Eastern Washington Eagles (of red turf fame) in the FCS (erstwhile Division I-AA) Championship game on January 7th, in Frisco, TX, he will have played in the largest number of games (53) in Blue Hen history! Most of these have been played at right tackle, although he has been playing left tackle, as of late.

He is, truly, an Fe-man!

Kevin, from North Wales, PA, is a Dean's List student, who plans to pursue a career in pharmacy.

GO HENS!!!

JB

P.S. My deep and abiding interest in Blue Hen sports is semi-professional. I am now in my 30th year as the U of D Faculty Athletics Representative and Chair of its Athletics Governing Board.


Photo Heck

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 —Willis F. Harrington Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware, Richard F. Heck delivers Nobel Lecture at Aula Magna, Stockholm University,where he was introduced by Professor Lars Thelander, Chairman of the NobelCommittee for Chemistry. View Lecture

Laureates will receive their awards during ceremonies on Friday, December 10, 2010. The ceremonies will be webcast live in full at Nobelprize.org beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST. Nobel Prize.Org

Interested individuals may join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Brown Laboratory's Auditorium, 101 Brown Laboratory, to view the live broadcast. Seating begins at 10:15am.

Congratulations from your Colleagues at the Department!


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