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Dr. Aren Gerdon collaborates with the CDC to publish in chemistry education

Posted on Jul 10 by

A multi-year collaboration between Dr. Gerdon and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA has led to a recent publication in the Journal of Chemical Education. This project involved students in the Analytical Chemistry course at Emmanuel College, but also general chemistry and analytical chemistry students at three other colleges across the country. The publication reports on “Supplemental Learning in the Laboratory: An Innovative Approach for Evaluating Knowledge and Method Transfer” and focuses on how new analytical techniques, or variations on existing techniques, could be taught to scientists across the country using online technology. Check out the abstract...


Dr. Allen Price awarded NSF RUI grant

Posted on Jul 3 by

Congratulations to Dr. Allen Price on being awarded his second NSF RUI grant at Emmanuel College. Dr. Price’s proposal, “RUI: Elucidating the mechanisms of site specific DNA cleavage using single molecule methods“, was funded for over $340,000 and will be used to support undergraduate research in biophysics. Check out the award information here. Dr. Price is one of three faculty members from Emmanuel College to be awarded an NSF grant this year. Read the full article here. Congratulations to Dr. Allen Price, Dr. Padraig Deighan, Dr. Ben Allen, and Dr. Christine...


Maura O’Brien’16 pursues Doctor of Nursing Practice

Posted on Jul 3 by

Maura O’Brien, Class of 2016, will be joining students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD this Fall 2017 to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The program at Johns Hopkins is in the #1 School of Nursing in the country, according to US News and World Reports. Maura completed a Chemistry and Spanish double-major at Emmanuel College and plans to use her new education to become a Family Primary Care NP down the road. Congrats...


Distinction and Honors

Posted on May 18 by

The faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Physics are pleased to recognize the achievements of all majors, particularly the Seniors, our Distinction in the Field Candidate, our new Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society inductees, our Department Award winners, and recent inductees to the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society. Distinction in the Field – David Tracy gave a thrilling presentation on his work at Harvard Medical School in the David Rudner Lab on “Spx regulation of a secondary undecaprenyl pyrophosphate phosphatase in Bacillus Subtilis” as part of Distinction Day at Emmanuel College. Tau Gamma Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon inducted the following members: Nicole Conte, Brielle Favole, Karissa Mehrtens, Stephanie Pochopin, Shirley Qiu, Elizabeth Repash, and Kellie Roche. Department Awards include: Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry – TJ Delano Work Study Award – Christian Kelly Outstanding Service Award – Katerina Luarasi Research Award – David Tracy Teaching Award – Jennifer Scarborough American Institute of Chemists Award – Christian Kelly Sigma Xi inductees include: Jason Miech Krista Meserve Raquel Ferreira Congratulations on well-deserved recognition and...


Emmanuel Marches for Science!

Posted on Apr 26 by

On Saturday, April 22nd, members of the Chemistry Club were joined by Dr. Bryan Sears, Dr. Holly Deak, Prof. Alisa Lando, and Dr. Allen Price to march at the Boston March for Science. The group was also joined by students and faculty of Biology, Math, and Psychology. Emmanuel supports...


Presentation at The 11th Annual Muddy River Symposium

Posted on Apr 26 by

Tyler Billick ’18, Kathryn Daigle ’19, and Kellie Roche ’18,  in CHEM 2104 – Analytical Chemistry, presented class data on water hardness and heavy metal content at the 11th Annual Muddy River Symposium held at Wheelock College. These chemistry majors prepared an excellent poster presentation and won a poster session award. Congrats...