Updates on PLU Membership

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your interest in PLU membership! The UW is one of the earliest chapters of PLU, so we’re happy that we can continue to preserve this legacy, and that you will be part of it! We’re the Epsilon chapter (5th chapter), and this society has been at UW since 1910!To let you all know, we have a new Catalyst application for membership, and we would like to direct your attention to it in case you filled out an outdated or closed survey. You can find it, along with our membership requirements, in the How to Join page of our website, or right here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/radicals/251429

Have a wonderful day!


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Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone!

Hope all your midterms are going well, and that you’re surviving midterm season with good cheer! To help with that, FR and PLU will be hosting a Halloween Social this coming Tuesday, October 28th, in CHB 102 from 6-7:00 pm! Come prepared to eat tasty pumpkin shaped cookies, play chemistry-related puzzles, and listen to a great talk by our faculty speaker Dr. Cossairt! Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1526793450899773/

Thanks, and we hope to see you all there!

-Your friendly neighborhood FR/PLU Officers

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Free Radicals Presents: Research 101

Hey everyone! Listen up.

If you missed our first event (we tie-dyed lab coats), we are kicking off the 2014-15 school year with an Orientation to Free Radicals & PLU, and an introduction to finding research opportunities while at UW. Whether you are a biochemist, chemist, or a person interested in STEM research, come and join us as we briefly cover how to discover, approach, and join a research laboratory.

So come on over to the HUB (stay updated for the room number) at 6-7pm on TUESDAY October 14th, 2014.
See you there!

-Your friendly FR/PLU officers

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Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year!


We’re so excited for this new academic year and the future of Free Radicals/PLU! We have a team of six amazing new officers and a great group of new members who all seem really excited to reinvigorate the club and make it the best that it can be.

Some news:

The new officers for the 2013-2014 school year are:

  • Michelle La: President
    Class: Senior
    Majors: Neurobiology, Biochemistry
  • Jessica Hui – VP Internal Affairs
    Class: Senior
    Majors: Neurobiology, Biochemistry
  • Ho-young Lee – VP External Affairs
    Class: Sophomore
    Major: Biochemistry
  • Dylan Marshall – Treasurer
    Class: Junior
    Major: Biochemistry
  • Ning Luo – Secretary
    Class: Junior
    Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Angel Burford – Webmaster/Social Media
    Class: Junior
    Majors: Biochemistry, Chemistry

This past month we had our first official Free Radicals meeting of the new year. The officers were able to introduce themselves, and members were able to socialize and meet each other. There were also three TA guest speakers, who shared their personal experiences in choosing their majors along with some pros and cons of going to graduate school.

We are also hosting an event in conjunction with the UW chemistry advisors to welcome new Biochemistry/Chemistry majors to the department! The event will be November 20th from 5:30PM-6:30PM in Chemistry Building Room 102. Food will be served, and this will be a great time to mingle with professors, advisors, and fellow students within the department. If you’re interested in attending and you are a new biochemistry/chemistry major as of this November, you should have been emailed a catalyst survey with which to RSVP. In addition, please RSVP at the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/215586798615328/

Please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join our Facebook group  for future updates! We hope to see you at our future events!

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Welcome the New Officers

Congratulations to the new officers for 2012-2013! The officer positions for next year are filled as follows:

PLU President -  Alex Vaschillo
PLU Vice President -  Marian J Dobles
FR President -  Viren Govindaraju
FR Vice President -  Julia Dumesh
Secretary/Webmaster  -  Ryu Arvin Sato
Treasurer -  Joanne Hsu

Join us in congratulating these new officers!

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Teaching Awards

Congrats to our 2011-2012 teaching award winners

Professor of Chemistry Forrest Michael


Chemistry TA Bo Zhao

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