Chemistry Division

Chemistry Division Newsletter Fall 2023

In this issue, you’ll find - a welcome from the chemistry division chair Joe Reczek, - a musing on mentoring from 2023 Chemistry Outstanding Mentor awardee Lea Vacca Michel, - where you can find the latest ChemCUR-created resources, and - upcoming chemistry-related funding programs and deadlines.

CUR Names Rhodes College’s Stoddard as Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Awardee

Dr. Shana Stoddard, associate professor of chemistry at Rhodes College in Tennessee, has been selected as the 2023 recipient for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award.

In Memoriam: Brian Andreen, a CUR Founding Chemist

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) joins the community in mourning the loss of Brian Andreen (1943-2023) – friend, mentor, husband, father, a founding chemist of CUR, previous executive secretary, At-Large Division Councilor (1985-90), and much more.

Celebrating CUR Division 2022 Awardees

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) recognizes its divisional award recipients for the first half of 2022. CUR’s community aligns across its thirteen divisions including, At-Large, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Undergraduate Research Programs.​

CUR’s New Chemistry Mentor Award to Honor RCSA’s Silvia Ronco

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) announce a new initiative to support research within the Chemical Sciences in honor of CUR's past president and current RCSA Senior Program Director, Silvia Ronco.

CUR Chemistry Division Selects 2021 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees

The CUR Chemistry Division has announced the 2021 recipients of its Outstanding Mentorship Award, which recognizes excellence in mentoring of undergraduate researchers: • Tarek Abdel-Fattah (Christopher Newport University) • Fadi Bou-Abdallah (SUNY Potsdam) • Loretta Jackson-Hayes (Rhodes College)​

2021 Posters on the Hill Spotlights Exemplary Undergraduate Research Projects for Policymakers, Scholars, and the Public

On April 27–28, undergraduate students from colleges and universities in 42 states and the District of Columbia will participate in the 2021 Posters on the Hill event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. In a virtual public poster session on April 28 from 2–4 pm ET, undergraduate researchers and their mentors from institutions such as Edmonds College and Grinnell College to Norwich University and Penn State University will share their research projects.

Texas Tech’s Casadonte Selected as 2021 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee

Dominick J. Casadonte Jr., Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University, is the 2021 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee.

CUR’s Chemistry Division Selects 2020 Outstanding Mentorship Awardees

The CUR Chemistry Division has selected the following recipients for its 2020 Outstanding Mentorship Award: Geneive Henry (Susquehanna University), James A. Phillips (University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire), and Aimée Tomlinson (University of North Georgia).

Michael Dorff (BYU), George C. Shields (Furman U) Honored as 2020 CUR Fellows

Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University) and George C. Shields (Furman University) are the latest Fellows of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to be honored for their leadership and service as role models for those involved in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities.