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The Middle Ekeley Project is Complete!
It is with much enthusiasm that we announce the completion of the Organic & General Chemistry Teaching Lab Renovation after 18 months of renovation!
Since the start of the Fall 2014 semester and a successful Open House, students and faculty have been enjoying the newly renovated space.
On behalf of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, we’d like to recognize Professor Tad Koch for spearheading this project for over a decade, Denise Thomas for her diligent oversight on behalf of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Jacquie Richardson and Chris Rinaldo for their heroic efforts working with increased enrollment and reduced lab space, and Larry Hill from Facilities Management who managed the project.
On behalf of the students who will conduct their labs in this space, thank you all for your hard work and dedication!
ChemStores Wants to be Your Research Partner
ChemStores and ChemStoresEast want to do what it takes to help take your research to the next level. Conviently located in Cristol and JSCBB we carry products you need right now and at the right price.
Don't see something that you think should be carried? Is our price not competitive? Let us know on our website here: http://chem.colorado.edu/purchasing/index.php/chemstores . We can leverage our buying power to not only save your research dollars on the item but also reduce your shipping cost to $0.00
We also have numerous products on sale, so if it has been awhile since you have visited or if it is your first time, now is a great time to check out the ChemStores.
For more information including live product inventories, please visit our ChemStores and ChemStoresEast page here: http://chem.colorado.edu/purchasing/index.php/chemstores
We look forward to helping you with your research needs.
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Graduation Pictures - Spring 2014
Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduating Class!
We sincerely hope our graduates and their guests enjoyed the afternoon and that many memories were created. Thank you to all who attended and participated in this milestone celebration.
As promised, we are happy to provide pictures of this wonderful event for viewing and downloading at no charge to you! For best resolution and reprinting, please download the full resolution images by clicking the link under the picture where it says "Full Size Image".
Conference Travel - What you Need to Know
We've received several questions lately about departmental travel procedures so we've updated the website with info to better serve your travel needs. Check out our Purchasing & ChemStores website under Questions for the details for what you need to know.
The Top 3 Questions/Answers:
- Do I need a Travel Authorization?
Yes, you need to complete a SPA Travel Authorization Form for ALL of your business related travel. It is university policy that departmental approval is provided for all travel.
Biochemistry – Complete & Email the PDF form to Tiffany Brown.
Chemistry – Complete & Email the PDF form to Rosemary Trujillo.
They will be reviewed and send to Tiffany Brown for approval.
- What is the departmental procedure for travel?
- Get approval
- Book Flight/Hotel/Rental Car in Concur;
- Submit your Reimbursement.
- For DETAILS go to the website.
- What forms do I need to fill out?
- Before Travel - The SPA Travel Authorization form
- After Travel - Travel reimbursement Form. Both are on the Procurement & Chemstores website under FORMS.
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5 Chemistry and Biochemistry Members among 2014's list of Highly Cited Researchers
Four faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are listed among Thomson Reuters 2014 Highly Cited Researchers, ranking among the top 1% in citations in their respective fields. They include:
Professor / CIRES Fellow
Professor / BioFrontiers
Associate Professor / CIRES Fellow
In addition, Dr. Ingrid Ulbrich, a graduate of our department who obtained her Ph.D under the guidance of Professor Jimenez and who is currently and Instructor at CSU, was also cited.
Former Jimenez Group Member / CSU Instructor
Thomson Reuters writes of the citation:
"Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact." - http://highlycited.com/
Congratulations to our faculty and students on their highly impactful and ground breaking research!
For the full list of highly cited researchers or to see details of how this list is created, please visit the Highly Cited Reseachers page located here: http://highlycited.com/
Congratulations Tad Koch & Cort Pierpont on Your Retirement! Event Pictures now posted!
A Blast into the Past Left: Tad Koch, Right: Cort Pierpont
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry would like to congratulate Tad Koch and Cort Pierpont on their coming retirement! Thank you for your combined 86 years of service.
Their internationally recognized educational and research contributions over the years have served to foster innovation, collaboration, and will continue to make an impact for future generations.
Please join us in wishing them well and stop by the department administrative (Chem 100) offices to sign a card.
Jacquie Richardson awarded 2014 Campus Sustainability Award
Jacquie Richardson has been awarded a Individual Achievement Award for Campus Sustainability for her efforts in making the Organic Chemistry labs more environmentally friendly.
Jacquie took on the responsibility of redistilling acetone, collected from many labs in the Chemistry Department.Reuse is estimated to have saved the Chemistry Department $1500 in acetone purchases.
She also has been working to replace toxics used in the O-Chem Teaching Labs with green chemistry experiments (bromination of stilbene, synthesis and recrystallization of adipic acid, kinetics of hydrolysis, Electrophilic Aromatic Iodination, and palladium-catalyzed alkyne coupling).
Jacquie’s efforts to teach future scientists green chemistry skills have lasting impacts with over 800 students that pass through the Organic Chemistry Teaching Labs every year. Her efforts to reduce hazardous waste generation go beyond her responsibilities and are deserving of recognition.