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Researching Caffeine Levels in Coffee with U-SOAR

How does roasting coffee change its caffeine level? Senior Isabelle Clayton used a U-SOAR research award to find out.

Federal Work-study On-campus Jobs for Fall 2023

Each semester, the Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering Department at IUP seeks to hire 14 to 16 students to work as laboratory preppers, stockroom assistants, department tutors, student researchers, and a student instrument technician.

IUP Research Appreciation Week Events

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate innovative student and faculty research and creative work and welcome Dean Emerita Deanne Snavely as the Women in STEM Summit speaker during IUP’s 2023 Research Appreciation Week, planned for April 3 to 6 at the KCAC.

IUP Chemistry Program Receives Continued Approval from American Chemical Society

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Chemistry undergraduate programs in the IUP Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering have received American Chemical Society continued approval for its undergraduate chemistry program.

Bradshaw Publishes on Energy Equations for Projectiles with Linear and Quadratic Drag

Professor John Bradshaw published a paper, "Energy equations for projectiles with linear and quadratic drag," in the European Journal of Physics.

Undergraduates Publish Research Paper in Journal “Tetrahedron”

Abra Dadum (BS Chemistry '22) and David McLean (BS Biochemistry '24) published their undergraduate research. "Chemoselective oxidation of alcohols in the presence of amines using an oxoammonium salt," in the journal Tetrahedron with their research advisor, Justin Fair, and collaborators from Old Dominion University. 

Alumni Receives Grant to Develop HIV Drugs

Daniel Adu-Ampratwum, who graduated from IUP with a master's in chemistry in 2010, received a $140,000 grant to develop new HIV drugs from the HIV Interaction and viral Evolution Center.

Biochem Alumni to Hold Virtual Career Panel on Thursday, February 24

Five IUP Biochemistry alumni will hold a virtual career panel on Thursday, February 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, as part of AMES, Alumni Mentors Empowering Students.

Majumdar Publishes in “ACS Omega”

Professor Sudipta Majumdar and former IUP undergrad Arie Van Wieren have published a paper in the ACS Omega journal. The paper is titled “Substitution of the Methionine Axial Ligand of the T1 Copper for the Fungal-like Phenylalanine Ligand (M298F) Causes Local Structural Perturbations that Lead to Thermal Instability and Reduced Catalytic Efficiency of the Small Laccase from Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2).”

IUP Biochemistry Alumnus Shenin Dettwyler to speak on becoming a genetic counselor

IUP alumnus Shenin Dettwyler will speak via Zoom Tuesday, February 8, at 11:30 a.m. She will discuss how she used her BS in Biochemistry degree to become a genetic counselor for cancer patients. All students and faculty are invited to attend in person at Weyandt 240, or via Zoom.

Research Opportunities in Chemistry Graduate Program at West Virginia University

West Virginia University's Department of Chemistry will be visiting IUP on Wednesday, November 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to showcase their graduate PhD and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Students can attend either by coming to Weyandt 127 or via Zoom..

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Visit

On Tuesday, November 16, a representative from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy will be on campus to talk to students.

University College Cork (Ireland) Recruiting Visit

University College Cork (UCC) will have a Zoom recruiting presentation for graduate school at 11:30 to 12:30 on Monday, November 15.

University of Connecticut Graduate Recruiting Visit

The University of Connecticut's Department of Chemistry will be visiting IUP on Thursday, November 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to showcase their graduate MS and PhD programs.

Tang's Article Featured by American Water Works Association Journal

Chemistry Professor Hao Tang's interview article is featured on the latest issue of Journal of the American Water Works Association. Tang's research article, titled “Modeling and interpretation of membrane capacitive deionization responses to different salt load,” was selected as the spotlight article of the month by the journal. 

Johns Hopkins Internships and Job Opportunities

Caitlin Tressler, an IUP alumna from Johns Hopkins, will be visiting IUP to discuss internships and job opportunities on Friday, November 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 127 Weyandt Hall. Come meet Caitlin to find out more about Johns Hopkins’ Applied Imagine Mass Spectrometry Core Facility and their job and internship opportunities.

Old Dominion University's Graduate Recruiting Visit

Come learn about Old Dominion University's PhD and MS programs in chemistry.

New Internship Opportunity with Environmental Services Laboratory of Indiana

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering is excited to announce an agreement with Environmental Services Laboratory of Indiana for an undergraduate internship program.

Jayne Giniewicz Memorial Scholarship Recipient Announced

Simon Andrew Accamando (Phys/Pre-Eng) is the newest awardee of the Jayne Giniewicz Memorial Scholarship.

Students Awarded the Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to the recipients of the Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship.

Take “Chemistry of CSI” this Winter Session

Get ahead on your coursework by taking a winter session course. The Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering is pleased to offer Chemistry of CSI during the 2021 winter session. Watch episodes of CSI as you learn how chemistry helps solve crimes. 

Winter and Spring Registration

Students Publish on Alanine Racemase

Arie Van Wieren, Emma Bouchard, and Sudipta Majumdar published “Enzymatic and structural characterization of alanine racemase from E. faecium by kinetic and computational studies" in the American Journal of Undergraduate Studies.