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Marium Raza
June 24, 2020
Congratulations to Marium Raza, who has been awarded the Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarship! “Marium is a rising senior in the interdisciplinary honors program at the University of Washington, studying biochemistry and comparative history of ideas. Her personal experiences with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis motivated her to study the physiological mechanisms behind the pain she so often felt growing up. So, as a freshman she started working in the Gordon lab in the Department of Physiology and... Read more
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June 24, 2020
Congratulations to Priscilla Kwong and Catherine Pham, who have both been awarded Fulbright Scholarship Awards for the 2020-21 academic year!   Priscilla graduated from the UW in 2016. She will be traveling to Thailand to work as an English Teaching Assistant, and plans to attend graduate school for counseling.   Catherine graduated from the UW this spring. She will be traveling to Vietnam to work as English Teaching Assistant, and hopes to pursue a future career as a pediatrician. To read... Read more
Bronze W
June 24, 2020
This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Research in Chemistry award are: Ruben Crew (Professor Zhang’s group) John Day (Professor Theberge’s group) Maddie Eakman (Professor Zalatan’s group) Dane Johnson (Professor Cossairt’s group) Ethan Vo (Professor Li’s group) Natalia Wilcox (Professor Zalatan’s group) Ingrid Zimmerman (Professor Cossairt’s group)  This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Research in Biochemistry award are: Miriam Al-Saedy (Professor Klevit’s group) Marie Bauer (... Read more
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June 19, 2020
Earl Davie, professor emeritus of biochemistry, was a pioneer in the field of biotechnology and research in blood clotting. He died June 6 of complications related to old age.Featured on The Seattle Times 
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June 10, 2020
A UW study reveals final grades in general chemistry classes dictate whether underrepresented students persist in STEM. D. Micheal Heinekey, chemistry department chair, is quoted.Featured on Chemical and Engineering News 
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May 28, 2020
As COVID-19 has forced education out of classrooms and onto the internet, UW clean energy “ambassadors” (who teach to K-12 students) are also making the shift to remote teaching.Featured on Geekwire 
US-MAP Consortium organizers and industry members.
May 8, 2020
Story by Suzanne Offen, Clean Energy Institute Working together with leading domestic solar companies, the University of Washington and its Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Toledo have formed the U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Perovskites Consortium... Read more
Andrew Carroll
May 7, 2020
Senior Lecturer Andrea Carroll was highlighted in a UW News article about the recent transition to online learning. Read the full article
Brandi Cossairt
May 6, 2020
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Associate Professor Brandi Cossairt on her promotion to professor, effective September 16, 2020. An inorganic chemist specializing in the synthesis and post-synthetic modification of nanoparticles with unique physical properties, Professor Cossairt has developed important new insights as to how these particles assemble, facilitating the rational design of synthetic procedures that offer better control and the precise tailoring of function. The Cossairt... Read more
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May 5, 2020
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Associate Professor Gojko Lalic on his promotion to professor, effective September 16, 2020. An organic chemist specializing in reaction development, Professor Lalic is interested in developing new transformations for the synthesis of organic molecules using transition metal catalysis. An essential part of the Lalic group’s approach to reaction development is the exploration of reaction mechanisms, which results in a deeper understanding of the... Read more