Welcome to the 2020 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Newsletter
Dear Alumni and Friends,
It is my pleasure to share with you some of the successes of our department, in this newsletter.
The department has seen a significant growth in the number of declared majors this fall, reflecting that incoming students are recognizing the value of the degrees that we offer. It helps that our experienced faculty have risen to the challenges of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, adeptly modifying teaching methods, while also maintaining the high standards that are our hallmark.
Our faculty continue to find successes with external funding, training of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and being published in top journals. This year, we recognized two former students from our department with an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. I hope you enjoy reading their inspiring stories. There is also a story about the inaugural R. Gaurth Hansen Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the first named professorship in the department and in the College of Science.