The Chemistry Laboratory (Dawg Daze)

Hello Radicals, and welcome to the new 2015-2016 school year! We hope you’re as excited for all the chemistry that the next year holds as we are.

Our first event of the year is coming up soon, on Monday, September 28 from 12 to 2 pm on the Chemistry Building back patio. We’re bringing you a chance to see the fun side of chemistry, with some breathtaking demos—including liquid nitrogen ice cream (instant deliciousness!), elephant toothpaste (explosions!), blue bottle (color changes!), and so much more.

Free food will be provided (away from the chemicals, of course).

RSVP at the Facebook event here. See you there!

*The location of this event is subject to change based on weather; follow this page or our Facebook event for updates!


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Research Symposium Prep: How To Present Science

Hey Radicals!

We hope your quarter has been going well so far! As the first round of midterms begins to come to a close, we want to draw your attention to our second general meeting of the quarter.

Our second meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28 in CHB 102, from 5~7 pm. With UW’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium quickly approaching, we wanted to help people prepare for their presentations. As such, this meeting will primarily be a period to allow people to practice their poster or oral presentations, and receive peer feedback on how to improve. In addition, we will also give a brief overview on how to present science at the beginning of the meeting. There will also be free pizza at the meeting as well!

As a reminder: Phi Lambda Upsilon members are expected to attend meetings regularly in order to remain in good standing. In addition, we highly encourage freshmen and sophomores to attend as well, even if you have no research experience; this is a great opportunity to see examples of research presentations and see how they are structured.

If you are interested in practicing your presentation, please send us an email and we will make sure you will have time to practice! In addition, please click here and RSVP to the Facebook event page regardless of whether or not you would like to practice so we know how much food to get.

We hope to see you on Tuesday!

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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:

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

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:

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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