News and Events
A record number of graduate and undergraduate chemistry students recieved their diploma at the May, 11, 2013 commencement. A total of eight graduate and ten undergraduates students successfully completed their education in the Departement.
After a long dedicated service to the department a faculty member and two staff members retired on May 12, 2013. Dr. Vallie Guthrie retired after a 47 years service to the department and the University. In addition Ms Carolyn Mayo (affectionately known as "Chemistry Mom") also retired after 18 years of dedicated service as adminstartive assisstant. Ms Mayo's influence in the lifes of chemistry students was felt overwhelming in the farewell party organized by the Department. The 3rd person to retire this year was the popular Mr Charles Wilson who served the Department as facility manager for 30 years.
The Chemistry Deprtment held its annual banquate on May 10 at the Memorial Center. The guest of honor this year was Dr. who gave an inspireing speech. Stuents were honored for their academic accomplishment afterwards.
The Accelerated Bachlors Masters program (ABM) has been approved by the University senate and this program will be initiated next Fall. Two new graduate level courses are also approved, Chem 641 --Spectroscopy and Chem 642--Xray crystallography.
Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffman featured as the Keynote Speaker for the 4th Bi-Annual Chemical Sciences Symposium. In celebrating the “International Year of Chemistry”, the Department of Chemistry hosted the 4th Bi-Annual Chemical Sciences Symposium on October 21, 2011. This is 2nd time the department invited a nobel laureate in its biannual symposia.
Dr. Assefa's Research has been featured in the ACS-web site under the theme Inovate & Inspire.
Professor Kuila presented Seminar at the Joint School of Nanoscience and nanoengineering. The title of Dr. Kuila’s presentation was "Nanocatalyst Development for Fuels & Cell Biology on Modified Surfaces" on November 4, 2011.
Eight Chemistry Majors attend 2011 Annual Biomedical Research Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Chemistry majors shared research experiences from their summer internships at the ABRCMs Conference, November 9-12, 2011. Jessica Webb (junior) received top honors for her research presentation.
Quantitative Analysis II Class leads a Semester-Long Service Learning Project with the 5th Grade Classes at Rankin Class. Both groups of students are learning about pesticide detection and its importance to maintaining healthy ecosystem. Read the blog at http://rankin-ncat.blogspot.com/.
National Women in Chemistry Honor Society comes to Greensboro. November 12th marked the installation of the Greensboro metropolitan chapter of Iota Sigma Pi. The charter was signed for the 46th chapter (Fe). This metropolitan organization was charted by several of NCAT’s women; Darkus Jenkins, Dr. Margaret Kanipes, Dr. Ginger Powe, Shaka Gore, Kendra Whitehead, Davia Mckoy, Rashanda Haywood, and Charnell Chasten.