Outstanding chemistry students recognized
Dr. Thomas G. Waddell, Guerry Professor of Chemistry, entertained a crowd of students, parents and guests assembled for the 18th annual Chemistry Department Honors with a photographic narrative meant to convey a “flavor of UTC Chemistry and the nature of the students’ environment.” Waddell told the crowd:
- Dr. Gail Meyer, affectionately known as “the heart and soul of UTC Chemistry,” began her career at the University as a student in 1972, and she is now Department Head. “That will show you what can happen if you hang around a long time,” Waddell said. Waddell also thanked Meyer’s predecessor, Dr. Doug Kutz, who served as head of the department for ten years.
- Dr. Steven Symes, analytical chemistry and space science, was co-author of a National Science Foundation grant to purchase a Liquid Chromatography system, which supports and enhances departmental research and teaching efforts.
- Chemistry students are active on campus! Three chemistry majors were cheerleaders, and one was in the band.
- Chemistry majors are active in the community, using their skills to educate young students at places like the Creative Discovery Museum.
Waddell closed by saying the UTC Chemistry Department is “a wonderful place to work and a wonderful place to be a student.” Waddell has been a treasured faculty member in the chemistry department since 1971.
The following student awards were announced at the banquet:
Gamma Sigma Epsilon, chemistry honor society:
Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
Undergraduate Award in Organic and Polymer Chemistry
(Outstanding student in Computational Chemistry)
American Institute of Chemists Award
(Outstanding senior with industrial interest)
American Chemical Society Award
William O. Swan Award
John W. Edwards Award
(Outstanding sophomore and junior)
Sarah Easparam Maikel Botros
Benjamin H. Gross Awards
Weinan Chen Katherine Ziegler
May 19, 2006