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Mean Green Chemistry Demo Team Presents for National Chemistry Week October 20, 2013 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm

The Mean Green Chemistry Demo team presents fun and exciting chemical demonstrations guaranteed to knock your socks off!  Attend this exciting and engaging presentation of how matter produces energy that can be seen, felt, smelled, and heard.  Be amazed by Color is a Many Splendid Thing, Fire in the Jug, the Mason Dot Burn, Mean Green Foam Machine, Fire and Ice, Exploding Balloons, and more!

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Dr. Tom Cundari wins 2013 UNT Research Leadership Award

This award is given to a full-time University faculty member whose research excellence and leadership at UNT has made substantial contribution to their respective discipline and achieved national and/or international recognition.  The receipient receives a prize of $5,000, a plaque commemorating the achievement, and recognition at variousl university venues. 

Learn more about the award and Dr. Cundari's accomplishments at:  http://facultysuccess.unt.edu/research-leadership-award

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Dr. Angela Wilson wins 2013 UNT Faculty Leadership Award and 2013-15 Decker Scholar Award

The UNT Foundation Faculty Leadership Award acknowledges a faculty member who makes a significant impact on the academic enterprise through innovative initiatives, leadership and service.

Learn more about the two awards and Dr. Wilson's accomplishments at:  http://northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-faculty-members-shine-teachers-mentors-and-scholars?homepage=1

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Dr. Francis D'Souza Named 2013 Distinguished Research Professor at UNT

Francis D'Souza, professor of chemistry, has been named a 2013 Distinguished Research Professor. The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognize tenured faculty at the rank of professor who have achieved a truly exceptional record of creative activities or research productivity and who demonstrate a record of continued extraordinary productivity. Dr. D'Souza will receive the 2013-2014 Distinguished Research designation at the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Ceremony, September 27, 2013 at Apogee Stadium.

Learn more about the award and Dr. D'Souza's accomplishments at:  http://facultysuccess.unt.edu/faculty-awards/francis-dsouza-2013-distinguished-research-professor

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Dr. Tom Cundari honored with ACS Doherty Award

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Cundari won the 2013 ACS Doherty award.  Dr. Cundari will be honored at the DFW Local Section Meeting on September 24, 2013.  He will give a talk "Computer-aided Catalyst Design: Or, Can a Blind Squirrel Find an Acorn?".  An announcement with more details is attached.

More information on the Doherty award can be found on the ACS DFW Section website.

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Robyn Ford, Ph.D. student (Mason) wins 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

Robyn Ford, chemistry teacher at Denton High School and PhD student of Dr. Mason will receive the ACS DFW Local Section award for the 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Her presentation will be at the local section meeting in November. 

The Schulz Award is given to high school chemistry teachers like Dr. Werner Schulz, who bring something extra to the teaching of chemistry. The nominee or nominator need not be ACS members. Nominees should show excellence in chemistry teaching as demonstrated by testimonials from student and fellow teachers, results in student competitions, and diligence in updating and expanding scientific/teaching credentials. The honorarium for the Schulz Award is $1000. A large photo of the Schulz Award winner will be displayed for one month at the Science Place 1 in Dallas, and then the photo will be displayed permanently in the Gallery of Schulz Award winners, Science Building, Tarleton State University in Stephenville. A traveling plaque stays at the winner's high school for the year of the award. 

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Spring 2013 Graduates

Congratulations to the following Spring 2013 graduates:

BA - Teresa W. Allen, Osaretin Igbinedion, Jessica LaBoon, Buyng Jin Park and Thinh Tien Vo

BS - Camille Samone Green, Matthew Harman, Daniel Kidd, Jennifer Leveille, Phillip Mach and Michael McGuire

MS - Sean Ayling (Marshall) and David Baker (Golden)

Ph.D. - Heidi Conrad (Golden) and Travis Figg (Cundari)

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