Graduate School Admissions Panel (with WCS)

Thinking about going to grad school in the future? Wondering how to even go about applying? Then look no further than our local esteemed experts! Join Free Radicals/PLU and Women in Chemical Sciences for a panel discussion on the ins and outs of graduate school admissions on Tuesday, November 1 at 5 pm in CHB 102.

Professors Robert Synovec, chair of the UW Department of Chemistry Graduate Admissions Committee, and Brandi Cossairt, also on the Graduate Admissions Committee, will be talking about the process of applying to graduate school and the “do’s and don’ts” for your graduate school application. There will also be a panel of graduate students here to answer any questions you might have from a student perspective. And, of course, free pizza as always!

RSVP at the Facebook event here. Don’t miss it!


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Lab Coat Tie-Dyeing!

Tired of boring old white lab coats? Keep losing your friends in lab because everyone looks the same? Then FR/PLU’s next event will be perfect for you!

Join us for FREE lab coat tie-dyeing! Bring your labcoat (or a white t-shirt) and creativity to tie-dye! Tie-dyed lab coats are approved for use in the chemistry labs. :)

Tie-dyeing will happen Tuesday, October 25th at 5pm in CHB 128 – that’s one of the ochem labs on the first floor of CHB.

*Note: your lab coat cannot be polyester, so please check the tag on it! The dye will not take to polyester lab coats. Lab coats from the University Bookstore are 100% cotton, so if you have one of those you’ll be fine!

*Please also remember to bring a plastic bag to bring your lab coat home in to dry.

Hope to see you all there to you turn your lab coats into works of art!

P.S. Don’t have a lab coat yet? No problem! We’ll have a small number of extra lab coats available for purchase at the event.

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Dawg Daze: The Chemistry Laboratory

Hey Radicals! Are you pumped for the start of the quarter?! …Okay, even if you aren’t, you’d better be pumped for our Dawg Daze event, The Chemistry Laboratory. This event was a huge success last year and we’re excited to bring it back again!

What is this event, you ask? Well, in short, it’s two hours full of chemistry demonstrations that will knock your socks off. This year we’re planning to have demos ranging from elephant toothpaste (explosions!), blue bottle (pretty colors!), liquid nitrogen ice cream (yes, you get to eat it :D) and best of all, a 3D printer! And if that wasn’t enough, we’re also providing free pizza (away from the chemicals, of course).

This all will take place next Tuesday, September 27 from 12 to 2 pm on the CHB back patio.

RSVP at the Facebook event here. We expect to see you all there!

 

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Trivia Night!

Hi Radicals! We’re excited to announce that our second annual Trivia Night is here.

Last year’s trivia night was a great time, and we’re looking forward to making that happen again! Face off against your classmates and favorite professors (including Professors Justin Kollman, Anne McCoy, Mike Gelb, and our reigning champion Forrest Michael!) on chemistry & biochemistry knowledge and other science facts.

Join us on May 25 at 5:30 pm to CHB 102 for a couple laughs, FREE PIZZA and a great time! And don’t forget to RSVP at the [Facebook event]!

 

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Chemistry Conversations with Prof. Ashleigh Theberge

We’re excited to announce that our next installment of Chemistry Conversations is here!

Research Experiences Across Disciplines and Countries:
Undergrads and grad students* are invited to an informal conversation with Prof. Ashleigh Theberge (newly hired by the UW last year!) as she tells us about her diverse career spanning both countries and chemical fields. Take this as an opportunity to hear about chemistry you can’t get from the classroom. Find out more about Prof. Theberge’s research [here].

As always, coffee and snacks will be provided!

This talk will be Wednesday, May 18th at 5:30pm in CHB 102. RSVP at the [Facebook event here]. Hope to see you all there!

*a recommended entry fee for grad students is an undergrad of your choosing to join in the chemistry fun

 

 

The UW is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office (DSO) at: (206) 543-6450 (voice), (206) 543-6452 (TTY), (206) 685-7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.

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Introducing: Chemistry Conversations talk series

Free Radicals and Phi Lambda Upsilon are excited to introduce our new monthly talk and conversations series, Chemistry Conversations! Very often, undergraduate students have very little chance to mingle with faculty; generally, the majority of interactions they’ll have is in the context of a class, which leaves little room to talk about, well, anything other the class content. At the same time, faculty talks and seminars often center on highly technical chemistry topics. While they’re wonderful, they are also difficult for many undergrads to engage in fully.

That’s a gap we hope to fill with Chemistry Conversations. Each month, we provide a casual, no-stress environment—with coffee and snacks!—for students to engage in a two-way exchange of ideas with a UW faculty member in chemistry or biochemistry. In addition, we hope to hand off organization of these conversation series to Phi Lambda Upsilon members to organize in the future, giving them an even greater opportunity to connect with the professors that they invite.

For our very first installment in November, we had Professor AJ Boydston give a very informative talk about the life of a chemistry professor, and pathways to that career, and he did a wonderful job conveying this career path and how he found himself in it to our eager attendees. Many thanks, Professor Boydston!

For December, we have another installment of Chemistry Conversations lined up, “From Bench to Article ASAP”. Professor Anne McCoy, who moved to the UW from Ohio State University just this year, will be leading a conversation about how science moves from experimental results to a published paper and about careers in theoretical chemistry. Professor McCoy is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, and so we are exceptionally lucky to have her revealing the inside workings of the publishing process!

This conversation will be on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm in CHB 102. RSVP at the Facebook event here; see you then!

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