The winners of the 2013 Goldstein Student Research Awards are Daudi Bogonko (Graduate student in Klavetter Laboratory) and Stacey Tuey (Undergraduate student in Page Laboratory). Both students received a $3,000 stipend for their outstanding research activities.
Honorable mention goes to Nicole Berry (Graduate student in Flores Lab) and Matt Pagenkopp (Undergraduate student in Flores Lab). These students were recognized at the 6th Annual Goldstein Distinguished Lecture and Luncheon on May 10, 2013. The student stipends, lecture and luncheon are sponsored through the generosity of the family of our late colleague, Dr. Chevy Goldstein, who was an accomplished teacher and scholar in computational chemistry.
Congratulations to Dr. Laurie Starkey and Dr. Ernie Simpson who will be awarded Provost’s Awards for Excellence this year. Dr. Starkey will receive the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Dr. Simpson the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Service. Details can be found at http://polycentric.csupomona.edu/news_stories/2013/05/trio-selected-for-provosts-awards-for-excellence.html
Dr. Michael Page has been named the College of Science Outstanding Advisor for 2013. The SEES program, directed by Dr. Barbara Burke, Professor of Chemistry, has been recognized as this year’s outstanding advising program at Cal Poly Pomona for 2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Page and Dr. Burke for their well-deserved recognition of their work supporting our students! They will both be recognized at the Outstanding Advisor Awards Ceremony on May 31st from 3-5 pm in the Heritage Room (8th Floor, CLA).
The Department had a competitive field for this year's scholarships. The following students were selected to receive awards this year:
Weck Scholarship - Annie Esgandari and Kyle Nash
Ehsani Scholarship - Nicole Berry and Huy Pham
Valspar Scholarship - Daudi Bogonko, Anna Nguyen, Craig Sheldon, and Maritza Silva
Boeing Scholarship - Heba Chakoukani, Kyle Nash, and David Velazquez
Dr. Earl Pye Scholarship - Daniel Vallejo
In photo from left to right,
Front Row: David Velazquez, Nicole Berry, Huy Pham, Ani Esgandari
Back Row: Daudi Bogonko, Kyle Nash, Maritza Silva and Craig Sheldon.
The Chemistry Department received approval to change its name. We will be called the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department effective Fall 2013.
Congratulations to Kevin Dooling, Kurt Bodentstedt (both CPP students) and Dr. Michael Page on the acceptance of their paper, " A Caffeinated Boost on UV Spectrophotometry", for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education.
June 24, 1951 - February 11, 2013
Mr. Clyde Anderson got a Master 's Degree from Cal Poly Pomona and was a Lecture in our department for 12 years. Mr. Clyde was already missed at Cal Poly, but now is truly gone. He will be greatly missed.