|Martin Gruebele|| |
Greetings from the Department Head
For those of us on campus, it’s always a bit of an adjustment when 30,000+ Illinois students return from summer break. Noyes has been, well… noisier than usual due to the increased activity, and our staff have done more than their fair share of providing directions to our newest Illini.
As our students begin to acclimate to campus life, I invite you to take a moment and catch up on our news from the ‘quieter’ summer days.
| ||Ving Lee (PhD, 75, Rinehart) and May Lee (PhD, 76, Rinehart)|
First round of Chemistry Discovery Fund launches innovative projects by Burke, Jain and Mitchell
What does it take to have a positive impact on the human experience? It requires bold ideas and the freedom to pursue innovative solutions.
At a time when funding for starter projects has all but disappeared, the newly launched Chemistry Discovery Fund, supported by a generous gift from alumni Ving and May Lee, enables chemistry faculty to continue exploring fresh ideas.
Women Chemists Committee (WCC) holds annual Bonding with Chemistry Day Camp
The WCC’s 11th annual Bonding with Chemistry Day Camp was held June 23rd and July 7th. Ninety middle-school girls participated over two separate weekends, where they learned topics from crystallization to special effects chemistry.
Jefferson Chan leads study into the tracking of cancerous stem cells
Professor Jefferson Chan, graduate students Chelsea Anorma and Thomas Bearrood, and postdoctoral researcher Jamila Hedhli, developed a molecular probe that can tag and track elusive cancer stem cells in both cell cultures and mice.
Research spotlight: Rohit Bhargava
Dr. Rohit Bhargava, who came to Illinois in 2005, is a Bliss Faculty Scholar and professor in bioengineering, with affiliate appointments in chemical and biomolecular engineering, mechanical science and engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and chemistry.
In this short video, he discusses how technological advances are changing the way we fight cancer.
"Us" versus “Them” becomes "We”: nurturing a culture of diversity
In this special edition of our Getting to Know series, Dr. Lloyd Munjanja discusses the challenges and opportunities of his new role as the Assistant Director of Graduate Diversity and Program Climate.
Noyes general classroom renovations complete
Students and instructors can now enjoy the 2nd and 3rd floor classrooms and 217 Noyes Lab. The spaces were recently remodeled with new technology and climate controls to enhance the learning experience.
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