October 19, 2018

NSF STEP Grant Presentation

Dianne Baker, Venitta McCall, and Kelli Slunt attended the National Science Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program 2014 Grantees Conference in Washington, D.C. March 5 to 7, 2014.  On Thursday, March 6, the three principal investigators for the grant presented a poster entitled STEM Talent Expansion Through Research, Engagement, Preparation, and Scholarship.

Chemistry Faculty Member Mentors U.S. Team to Strong Performance

US Chemistry Olympiad team with medals

US Chemistry Olympiad team with medals

Kelli M. Slunt, Professor of Chemistry, served as the head mentor for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad.

The International Chemistry Olympiad is a competition for high school students.  Each participating country can send a team of up to four students to compete in theoretical and practical exams.  This year the U.S. team performed extremely well, earning 2 gold and 2 silver medals at the competition of 73 different countries in Moscow Russia.

More information can be found in articles in Chemical and Engineering News, published by the American Chemical Society:

http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i30/Chemistry-Olympiad-Results.html

http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i25/US-Team-Picked-International-Chemistry.html