Thursday, April 25, 2013

59-410 Undergrad Defences - April 29-30

59-410 final defences and research presentations for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry take place on April 29-30, 2013 in Room 186 Essex Hall.

The schedule is available online at:


The seminars are open to the public, so you can invite family and friends.
Hope to see you there!

Rob Schurko, 59-410 coordinator.

Monday, April 8, 2013

ChemProm MMXIII - Friday May 3, 2013

The biggest social event of the year happens at ChemProm, Fri. May 3, 2013 starting at 7 p.m. at the Caboto Club.  Tickets are available from the main office, or from Chris, Gyllian and Corey (from the Chem Club).  Be there, or be square planar.

Two three-minute thesis winners from Chemistry!

A sweep for science: Biology student Rebecca Williams and chemistry students Chris Allan and Heather Filiatrault claimed all the hardware at UWindsor’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition, Monday in the CAW Student Centre.
Congratulations to Chris Allan (Macdonald group) and Heather Filiatrault (Carmichael group) for winning first place and the people's choice awards, respectively, in the Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

From the Daily News:

Winning the University’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition was a little overwhelming for Chris Allan, but he is already looking ahead: “I am really excited to be going to Kingston,” he said.

The doctoral student in chemistry will represent Windsor in the province-wide competition, April 18 at Queens University, after taking top local honours Monday with his presentation “From your TV to the lab: Exploring the reactivity of indium.” He also will receive a $1,000 cash award.

Joining Allan in Kingston will be runner-up Rebecca Williams, a biology student whose presentation “Great Lakes Undercover: Can fish evolve to survive pollution?” was good for the $500 second-place prize.

And crowd favourite Heather Filiatrault won the people’s choice award and $250 with her prĂ©cis “Stretchable electronics cast in a new light.”

Dean of graduate studies Patti Weir said the competition highlighted the excellent research conducted by graduate students across campus.

“This has been an awesome three days!” she said.

Click here to see the original article.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Undergrad researchers successful at SOUSCC

21 students from the 59-410 research project class attended the 41st Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC) at McMaster University.  

Congratulations to all who presented their work, and also to our five prize winners:

Biological-Cell Chemistry
1st place - Yousif Atwan (Mutus)
2nd place - Hyder Ali Khan (Mutus)

Organic Materials
1st place - Hi Taing (Eichhorn)

Physical Chemistry - Materials and Spectroscopy
1st place - Mike Jaroszewicz (Schurko)

Physical Chemistry
3rd place - Paul Prochazka (Carmichael)

For more information on the 59-410 project course, visit our website.