February 27, 2018
The Sewanee Chemistry Club’s 12th Annual Community Chemistry Demonstration Show was held at
6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.
February 9, 2018
Prof. Evan E. Joslin has been awarded $55,000 from the American Chemical Society for her independent research.
February 7, 2018
Prof. Rob E. Bachman was recently featured in an article written by Tom Sanders about an intriguing work of art owned by the University.
November 2, 2017
These professors bring some fun to lecture..or are they funny looking?
August 22, 2017
Sewanee Chemistry Faculty Member collaborates at US DOE National Research Laboratory
August 15, 2017
Local Grade school students in After School Program experiences college chemistry
January 16, 2017
Department of Chemistry Presents 2016 Awards
August 10, 2016
Prof. Robert Bachman presented a technical art history study of two works by Albers at the GRC on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research
August 10, 2016
The Chemistry Department extends its hearty congratulations to Jaime Hutton, who recently successfully completed the defense of his Ph.D. dissertation.
June 29, 2016
Prof. Robert Bachman attended the 2016 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biennial Meeting at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida from June 26 to 28, 2016.
May 12, 2016
The Chemistry Department extends its hearty congratulations to Karen Olsen, who recently successfully completed the defense of her Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “Mechanism and Conformational Dynamics of the Yeast Isoprenylcysteine Carboxyl Methyltransferase, Ste14p.” After graduating as a chemistry major from Sewanee in 2010, Karen enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Purdue University and joined the lab of Professor Christine Hrycyna in the Department of Chemistry to study biochemical processes. Karen will be moving to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia this summer.
May 10, 2016
The Chemistry Department offers its heart-felt congratulations to the 24 students of the Class 0f 2016 that graduated with majors and minors in Chemistry or Biochemistry at the University Commencement on May 8th.
May 8, 2016
The final installment of Friday School at Sewanee Elementary ended with a bang! Seniors Sydney Jackson and Palmer Coleman accompanied Ms. Abernathy and the Drs. Seballos to the elementary school on Friday, April 29th.
May 8, 2016
Three posters by students and faculty from the Chemistry Department were recognized for excellence at the 2016 edition of Scholarship Sewanee. Anna Williams(a first year student considering a chemistry major) mentored by Dr.Robert Bachman was awarded First Prize in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Category. Cid Oculam (a senior Biology major/Chemistry minor), Oksana Creech (a junior Chemistry/Russian major), and Logan Brammer (a sophomore Chemistry major) mentored by Dr. Bethel Seballos were awarded second place in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Category. Megan Hopson (a junior Environment and Sustainability major) mentored by Dr. Emily White was awarded First Prize in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Category.
April 29, 2016
Chemistry and Biochemistry majors and minors contributed 24 presentations (22 posters and 2 oral presentation) at the 2016 Scholarship Sewanee related to the original research they have performed both under the individual mentorship of faculty, both here and at other institutions, and in their regular courses.
April 25, 2016
Amidst the excitement of Scholarship Sewanee Day, senior chemistry major Sara Parks, Ms. Abernathy, Dr. Leo Seballos and Dr. Bethel Seballos left campus briefly to complete the 3rd installment of Friday School at Sewanee Elementary on April 22nd.
April 18, 2016
The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS), also known as the Sewanee Chemistry Club, were presented with a Bronze-level award for service to our campus and the surrounding community for the 2014-32015 school year at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, March 13, 2016.
April 18, 2016
Friday School at Sewanee Elementary continued this week. Student Chemistry Club Members taught K-2 students about polymers.
April 11, 2016
Prof. Deon Miles presented his recent research at Tuskegee University on March 30, 2016. His talk was titled “Made to Measure: Synthesis and Characterization of Water-Soluble Monolayer-Protected Quantum Dots”.
April 11, 2016
Student members of the Sewanee Chemistry Club kicked off the first week of Friday School at Sewanee Elementary on April Fool’s Day, but it was no joke.
March 29, 2016
Professor Bachman travelled to San Diego, CA to present his latest research and pedagogic innovations.
March 22, 2016
Eighty college and high school students were in attendance for the Chemistry Club Event: “The Role of Chemistry in Global Security” held at 6 p.m.on February 9, 2016 in Blackman Auditorium.
January 26, 2016
Senior Chemistry Majors celebrated the successful completion of their comprehensive exams on a snowy January afternoon with a new tradition.
December 7, 2015
The Biology and Chemistry Departments invite you to a celebration of the end of classes! It will be on Thursday December 10, 2-15 from 12:00-2:00 pm in Harris Commons in Spencer Hall. There will be food, crafts, cookie decorating, music and games! All students in any biology or chemistry classes are invited (plus anyone who wishes they had been in a biology or chemistry class this semester).
December 7, 2015
Associate Professor of Chemistry Deon Miles recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled “Laboratory Development and Lecture Renovation for a Science of Food and Cooking Course” (J. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91, 1637−1642). The article focused on the recent changes made to the course (CHEM 110), which is targeted to nonscience majors at Sewanee. Students now have the opportunity to work in the laboratory setting on food-related experiments, including the preparation of homemade ice cream. Also, near the end of the course, the class takes a field trip to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery (in nearby Lynchburg, TN) to study large-scale distillation and fermentation processes.
November 23, 2015
Five students presented research they have conducted in conjunction with faculty in the Chemistry Department at the 2015 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which was held November 4-7, in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Deon Miles, Dr. Bethel Sharma Seballos, and Dr. Matt Sanderson attended the meeting with the following students: Lauren Petrosh (C'16), Tia Strickland (C'16), Cid Oculam (C'16), Sonia Francone (C'17), and Emily Shriner (C'18).
October 26, 2015
Each fall the Chemistry Department announces three awards at the Founder’s Day Convocation in recognition of outstanding student achievement in the study of Chemistry. These students were also recognized at a brief ceremony held prior to the departmental seminar held that day, where they were presented with their certificates and prizes.
October 26, 2015
Professor Robert Bachman contributed to “On The Flip Side: Secrets On The Backs Of Paintings” exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) which is on display until the end of October.
October 26, 2015
The Chemistry Club presents Spooktacular Halloween Fun on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:00pm in Blackman Auditorium in Woods Laboratories. Spooktacular Halloween Fun is a chemistry demonstration show for all ages!
September 20, 2015
Sewanee will host the "T-CLoUD: Teaching Climate Literacy Using Data” workshop, Sept. 25-27, 2015. Participating faculty represent seven of the Associated Colleges of the South schools and a variety of disciplines. Climate expert Dr. David Stooksbury (University of Georgia) will present the opening plenary lecture.
September 16, 2015
Emily White (Assistant Professor of Chemistry) has been awarded a Blended Learning Program grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for a collaborative project with Kristen Cecala (Assistant Professor of Biology at Sewanee) and Gregory Lewis (Professor of Biology at Furman University).
September 16, 2015
Dr. John Shibata authors book review:
Review of Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences, Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92(9), pp 1435-1436. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00539
September 9, 2015
Four Sewanee Chemistry majors completed research projects this summer at Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites.
September 3, 2015
Three members of the Class of 2019 got an early start at Sewanee by spending six weeks on campus this summer.
September 3, 2015
Tia Strickland (C'16) and Dr. Emily White attended the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
August 19, 2015
Lab Safety Orientation for Advent 2015 for students enrolled in Chemistry lab courses will be August 26 (Wednesday), August 27 (Thursday), and August 28 (Friday) at 1:30 pm in Blackman Auditorium (Woods Laboratories).
July 1, 2015
Professor Robert (Rob) Bachman was named as the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Volunteer of the Year.
June 24, 2015
Helen (Dauer) Yan (C'09) was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2015 cohort of Teaching Fellows. This year, 34 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers were awarded KSTF Teaching Fellowships.
May 12, 2015
Several students from the Chemistry Department presented oral and poster presentations at Scholarship Sewanee on April 24, 2015. Thirteen posters and one oral presentation were presented. Luis Tinoco, Fernando Acosta, William Wright, Sonia Francone, and Ena Aguilar mentored by Dr. Deon Miles won second place in the Physical Sciences division with their poster "Size characterization and surface modification of monolayer-protected quantum dots." Leslie Leiva, Veronica Gordillo-Herrejon, and Ava Conner mentored by Dr. Emily White won third place in the Physical Sciences division with their poster "Monitoring wastewater treatment by a rural falcultative lagoon system."
May 1, 2015
The 10th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show was held April 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm in Blackman Auditorium for the community. On this spectacular evening, the Oscars met Chemistry with each demonstration being performed by chemistry and biochemistry majors and minors.
April 23, 2015
John Bordley Recognized for 50 years in American Chemical Society
April 13, 2015
Dr. Bethel Seballos presented her recent research at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on April 10, 2015.
April 8, 2015
Professors Bachman and Miles travelled to Denver to present their latest research and pedagogic innovations.
April 6, 2015
The Sewanee Chemistry Department Presents the 10th Annual Chemistry Demonstraion Show Where the Oscars Meets Chemistry
January 21, 2015
Three chemistry majors from 2009—Molly Carpenter, Margaret Anne Gray Hinkle and Brendan Monks—completed their Ph.D.’s in the last few months.
December 10, 2014
End of semester celebration with students and faculty from the Chemistry and Biology Departments
December 3, 2014
Each fall the Chemistry Department announces three awards at the Founder’s Day Convocation in recognition of outstanding student achievement in the study of Chemistry.
October 14, 2014
Associate Professor of Chemistry Deon Miles recently wrote an article published in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled “Laboratory Development and Lecture Renovation for a Science of Food and Cooking Course”.
September 26, 2014
Dr. Emily White, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Sewanee Constructed Wetlands Research Station on Friday, September 26th.
September 18, 2014
Students And Faculty Attended The American Chemical Society local section meeting at the Tennessee Aquarium.
May 25, 2014
May 22, 2014
Maggie Hudson named Valedictorian for the Class of 2014
May 11, 2014
Eleven biochemistry and seven chemistry majors were awarded bachelors degrees at the University’s Commencement on May 11, 2014.
May 7, 2014
Junior Troop #556 and Cadette Troop #555 participated in Scout Science Day at the University of the South on April 26, 2014.
May 4, 2014
Team Latin Sensation excels at BBQ Slam
April 29, 2014
Chemistry students present at Scholarship Sewanee
April 4, 2014
Crosby and Bachman present at National Undergraduate Research Conference
April 2, 2014
Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show
March 26, 2014
Dr. Miles Authors Paper in Journal of Chemical Education
March 24, 2014
March 11, 2014
Welcome to the new chemistry and biochemistry majors and minors
February 20, 2014
Robert Bachman, F. B. Williams Professor of Chemistry, re-elected as a councilor of CUR
February 10, 2014
Chemistry Majors and Minors Departmental Party
January 13, 2014
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Bethel Sharma Seballos, has recently been recognized by the American Chemical Society as an official ACS Chemistry Ambassador.
January 10, 2014
Laboratory Safety Orientation for the Easter 2014 semester will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium (Woods Laboratories) and Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium (Woods Laboratories).
December 20, 2013
Parker Haynes, C'14, has been nominated for a prestigious year-long Watson Fellowship during 2014-15. Offered by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the Watson Fellowships offer college graduates a year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States.
November 28, 2013
Six students presented research they have conducted in conjunction with faculty in the Chemistry Department at the 2013 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which was held November 12-16, in Atlanta, Georgia.
October 28, 2013
Maggie Hudson, C'14, was the winner of The Louis George Hoff Memorial Scholarship.
September 16, 2013
The Chemistry Department has released the Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule. Click through to read more.