Students and alumni say ‘thank you’ to professors By Kim McGrath Office of Communications and External Relations You were my role model in a male dominated field. You have taught me that a setback is not the end of the world. Thank you for stretching my academic and creative abilities. These are just three of…
A five-year effort to develop a lower-cost source of biodiesel has led Wake Forest University chemists in the direction of a sugar-based compound to accomplish their goal. Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning fuel that also reduces tailpipe emissions. It depends primarily on feedstock crops. The researchers’ work will appear in an edition of the journal…
#WFUtaughtme In order to celebrate the professors and teachers who make Wake Forest a community focused first and foremost on the teaching and mentoring of students, we invite you to take part in Teacher Appreciation 2013. From October 15 – 25, we will be encouraging all members of the Wake Forest community to take the…
From waste to energy Wake Forest chemists develop a new catalyst that makes turning waste into biodiesel cheaper and eco-friendly By Will Ferguson Office of Communications and External RelationsFatty grease extracted from sewer waste may one day fuel your car and power your home. Abdou Lachgar, a professor of chemistry, Marcus Wright, a chemistry lab…
Homecoming Weekend will be held this weekend (Oct. 18‐20, 2013). The Chemistry Department and Friends of Chemistry alumni group have planned a number of fun events – please participate in as many as you can. Our alumni tell us they value these opportunities to reconnect with their mentors and to meet new people, too: Click…
Chemistry had an outstanding showing at the WFU Undergraduate Research Day on Oct. 4: 22 of our chemistry majors or minors presented research posters mentored by 12 different Chemistry faculty members and colleagues in other departments. Check out the photo gallery for the event at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfunews/sets/72157636288040585/with/10138134083/
the Undergraduate Committee and students from the ACS‐SA represented our department at the WFU Major/Minor fair on Sept. 27, with 26 prospective majors/minors visiting the Chemistry table. Thanks to all those who volunteered at this annual, student‐run event.
Chemistry finished in 4th place (credited with 378 laps around the quad) in the faculty & staff category for the “Hit‐the‐Bricks” cancer fundraiser on Oct. 7. Thanks to Megan Rudock for organizing our team. Check out this link for more information about this event: http://inside.wfu.edu/2013/10/faculty-staff-hit-the-bricks-3/
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