Chemical Notations

April 10, 2017


The Department of Chemistry Staff Award is given each year. Based on the criteria below, a winner(s) will be selected, and a monetary award will be given.

A nominator (any member of the department) is limited to one submission. Send a letter describing the candidate’s qualifications to the Chair’s Office, C125. Letters with multiple signatures (i.e., petitions) will not be accepted. Supporting letters are not required but are helpful.

Eligibility guidelines:

The deadline for submitting a nomination is no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 28. Late nomina-tions will not be accepted.

The Policy Committee will meet to select the recipient(s). The winner(s) will be announced at the Staff Appreciation Banquet to be held Tuesday, May 9 (invitations to be mailed prior to the event).


Distinguished Professor Krishnan Raghavachari is the recipient of the 2017 CRSI Medal for Excel-lence in Chemical Research by the Chemical Research Society of India. The medal will be presented during the national meeting to be held in Hyderabad, India in July.

Professor Sara Skrabalak has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This distinction comes with funds which allow the fellows to pursue their work with as much freedom as possible.

LeeAnn Sager (an undergraduate student under the tutelage of Srini Iyengar) is a recent recipient of the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award. She was selected based on academic merit from a field of 1,286 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering students nominated by the campus representatives from among 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide. This award not only brings the recognition of academic prowess, but a scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

Carly Friedman, Chemistry Advisor, was recently promoted to Senior Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences. Carly is located in C021E.

Dr. Caitlyn McGuire (former student of Peters' Group) defended her dissertation "Pollution Electrocu-tion" last year and moved to D.C. as an ACS Congressional Fellow. She is now currently serving in the office of Senator Durbin (D-IL). Caitlyn is a skilled academic researcher and utilizes her strong background in analytical methods and statistics in passion for environmental regulation and public poli-cy. Some of her experiences include working hands-on with advanced chemical instrumentation, review- ing and writing scientific literature, studying law, public speaking, managing laboratory facilities and personnel, and mentoring younger students.

Important information from itg

Mobile Device Security Standard Policy IT-12.1  

The use of mobile devices, including personally-owned devices, to access university information has become pervasive.  Although this use fosters increased convenience and productivity, mobile devices and the information stored on them and accessed from them are at increased risk of inappropriate exposure due to loss or theft.  Therefore, to mitigate this risk, additional safeguards must be applied to mobile devices used to access university information.

Please be aware of Mobile Device Security Standard Policy IT-12.1


For more information, please see the job file located in the Chemistry Library.