Newsletter

Department of Chemistry and Physics

 

 

Congratulations to our May 2018 Graduating Students!

The department had 27 students graduate during May commencement! We will truly miss seeing you in Grote Hall! We wish you the best! A few pictures of our graduates and faculty!

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The Department's Annual Award Ceremony held in April 2018!

Join us in congratulating our students who received awards! We are proud to honor students who excel in their studies.

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Three Faculty Retire!

We will truly miss Dr. Mebane, Dr. Meyer, and Dr. Hamilton! They have been instrumental to the success of our students and department!

 

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Department Celebrates its Annual Awards Banquet!

Each year, we gather to socialize and present awards to our students for their academics and service to the department! The attendance was fabulous! Congratulations to our students!

 

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Chemistry and Physic Spring 2018 Open House!

The department welcomed back current and new students of the department! We had over 50 attendees at the social event where we learn more about each other while enjoying pizza and cupcakes!

Our next social event will the the Scholarships and Awards Banquet set for 21 April 2018! Hope to see you there!

 

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Chemistry Tutoring: Spring 2018!

The ACS student affiliates are offering tutoring sessions.

Jones Observatory Spring 2018 Schedule.

Join us to experience and discover the wonders of our universe! You can contact Mr. Jack Pitkin at 423.425.4518 or Jack-Pitkin@utc.edu if you have any questions.

 

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Graduates!

There were six departmental students participating in fall 2017 commencement and 11 graduates. Isam Ghazi, Andrea Hixson, William Hutcheson, Zack Keltch, Tyler Khan, Lee Mcmains, Morgan Murphy, Andrew Parratt, William Parsons, Brinda Patel, and Amanda Scott are graduates from the department. Please join me in congratulating our students!

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UTC Jones Observatory activities in Fall 2017!

The Fall 2017 public night outreach program conducted at the UTC Jones Observatory came to an end Sunday night.  We conducted 6 public night presentations and served approximately 163 people. This is an average of 27 guests per presentation. Mr. Jack Pitkin with a host of volunteers manages the observatory that provides the campus and community an opportunity to experience the wonders of space.

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Student Presents at Materials Research Society 2017.

Alex Waters presents at the annual conference with Dr. Tatiana Allen. The conference was held from 26 November to 1 December in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Honoring our Retiring Faculty!

The department gathered to honor our distinquished members who have served the department in teaching, research and service. Dr. Rob Mebane, Dr. Gail Meyer, and Dr. Harriet Hamilton will be truly missed.

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2017  Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society.

Physics research faculty and students attened the meeting in Milledgeville, Georgia. The physics students traveled to present their research conducted during the past year!

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2017 Southeast Region Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Chemistry research faculty and students attended the meeting held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The students have been been working since summer in preparation for this event!

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Three Chemistry Graduates Chosen!

Dr. Rybolt shared this article with the department and found three graduates chosen as among the best in the past 100 years. Tennessee Alumnus magazine, celebrating its 100th birthday.

Grote                                          schmidt                                    weber

Irvine Grote                                              Diane Schmidt                                 Randal Weber

Scientist                                                      Scientist and Inventor                     Surgeon

1922                                                              1967                                                    1974

 

 

Physics Club in Action!

The physics students are at the Creative Discovery Museum! They were giving demonstrations and enjoying the excitement of the visitors!

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Chemistry Club in Action!

The ACS student affiliates were in action in the Creative Discovery Museum! This afiliaton has been ongoing for over 10 years!

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 Fall 2017 Undergraduate Research Program Posters.

The department held its fall poster day in Grote Hall on 27 October. This event gave the students an opportunity to share their experiences during the summer and display the data they collected during their time in the laboratory. The research students will be taking their research to present at their conferences in the next year.

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Open House and Post-mole day Celebration!

We had a wonderful turnout! It gave the department an opportunity to relax while enjoying lunch. We were able to meet and get to know the incoming majors as well as to catchup with current majors.

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 Sigma PI Sigma Honors Alex and Evyn!

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