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Dr. Diana Mason awarded the E. Ann Nalley Southwest Region Award for Volunteer Service

Dr. Diana S. Mason, UNT Chemistry Emeritus Faculty, has been awarded the E. Ann Nalley Southwest Region Award for Volunteer service to the American Chemical Society.  This award recognizes individuals who have served the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their regional activities.

Dr. Mason is invited to attend the SERMACS-SWRM Awards Luncheon in Memphs, TN to accept her award.

Congratulations, Dr. Mason! 

More information about the award and the ACS.

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Chemistry Students named as Finalists in Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

Students Colleen Dai and Shoshana Zhang were named as Finalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.  They both conducted research with Dr. William E. Acree, Jr, in the Chemistry department over the past summer, and entered their research in the competition.

Colleen and Shoshana are students in the Texas Academy of Math and Science on the UNT campus.

Congratulations Colleen and Shoshana!

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Chemistry Professor receives UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award

Dr. Angela Wilson, Professor of Chemistry, has received the UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award.  According to the UNT Faculty Success website, the award "recognizes a faculty member, who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service and has served as an inspiration to the University of North Texas community."  She was presented with the award at the UNT Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner & Ceremony at Apogee Stadium on Friday, OCtober 2, 2015.

Congratulations, Dr. Wilson!

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UNT Chemistry Faculty appointed NSF Director of the Division of Chemistry

Dr. Angela Wilson, UNT Chemistry Regents Professor, will be joining the NSF Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) as the Director of the Division of Chemistry.  Shw will begin this position in March 2016.

You can view the official NSF announcement here.

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Ph.D. Student Nick Ross (Chyan) recevied the 2015 SRC Techcon Best in Session Award

The Department of Chemistry is thrilled to announce that Ph.D. student Nick Ross (Chyan) received the 2015 SRC Techcon Best in Session Award at the SRC Techcon 2015 conference in Austin. This award was based on paper, poster presentation and oral presentation. 

Nick Ross is a member of Professor Oliver Chyan's group and the work is sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc and Semiconductor Research Corporation. 

Also a session winner was UNT material science PhD student Jessica Rimsza.  A total of 4 UNT students were present and 2 won Best in Sessions.

Nick Ross competed with students from Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Texas at Austin and Purdue University.

Way to go, Nick!

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Appreciation Party for former Chair, Dr. Acree

Dr. William Acree stepped down as department chair after 6 years of service.  Chemsitry faculty and staff held a party in his honor on September 14th.  Dr. Acree will return to faculty and teaching Fall 2015.

We wish Dr. Acree all "Greenlight to Greatness" in his future!

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Students Vivian Huynh and Kristina Williams published in Analyst

Current Ph.D. students Vivian Huynh (Golden) and Kristina Williams (Verbeck) were awarded a front page publication in Analyst, a Royal Society of CHemistry publication.  Their article, Investigation of flasified documents via direct analyte-probed nanoextraction coupled to nanoospray mass spectrometry, fluorescence microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy, appears in Analyst, 2015, 140, 6553. 

Congratulations, Vivian and Kristina!

Check out the whole issue here.

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