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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Upcoming Events: First meeting & graduate student panel!

We have not one but TWO exciting events for you coming up soon!

First is our first general meeting of the school year, on Monday, October 19 at 5:30 pm in CHB 102. Come to learn about Free Radicals & Phi Lambda Upsilon if you’re new to us, and decorate cookies with some fun chemistry & biochemistry designs. (And yes, you can eat them afterwards!) RSVP at the Facebook event [here].

Second is a graduate student panel, co-hosted by FR/PLU and Women in Chemical Sciences! That will be exactly one day later, on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 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 about the admissions process or grad school itself. RSVP at the Facebook event [here]!

Hope to see you all at both of these events!

 

 

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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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!

 

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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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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