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Summer 2015 Newsletter is Here

June 30, 2015

View our Summer 2015 ChBE Newsletter!

Balaji Sridhar

Bridging Medicine and Research: MD/PhD Programs

June 22, 2015

Advancing the boundaries of biomedical science requires a broad skillset. To make appreciable advances, medical scientists must have an intimate knowledge of how a body functions and be able to run a mechanism-based research lab. More and more students are turning to MD/PhD programs to blend these skills.

Balaji Sridhar, an MD/PhD student in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), is one of these students.

Chem-E-Car Team

CU Chem-E-Car Team Sweeps Competitions

June 22, 2015

The CU Chem-E-Car team was the double winner of this year’s Chem-E-Car Competition and Chem-E-Car Poster Competition.

Their car, the Turbo Buffalizer 6000 Remix, utilized an aluminum-oxygen battery to travel the 56 ft to the finish line. A separate iodine clock stopped the car just 1.5 inches from the finish line.

Alumni backpacking

Alumni Backpack in Washington State

June 22, 2015

ChBE alumni (BS'13) Luke Arlow, Karina Sevcik, Tyler Gleditsch, and Jun Su An backpack in Washington State.

Andrew Goodwin

Andrew Goodwin: Improving Disease Detection

June 22, 2015

Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin is hoping to change the way we approach disease diagnosis and management. Below are 10 things you may not know about this researcher who joined the department in August 2012.

CNA-DNA

$12M Soft Materials Center: Creating DNA Analogs

June 22, 2015

“Imagine a DNA double-helix,” says ChBE Distinguished Professor Chris Bowman. “With its capacity for sequence specific hybridization, DNA exhibits remarkable properties which make it useful for several technological applications. Unfortunately, however, DNA is limited in many ways relative to its potential use in materials applications.”

Chem-E-Car Competition

CU AIChE Student Chapter Hosts 2015 Regional Conference

June 22, 2015

As the host of the 2015 AIChE Rocky Mountain Student Regional Conference, the CU AIChE student chapter was thrilled to welcome 250 conference attendees to campus this April.

11 of the 13 Rocky Mountain Region universities braved an unexpected snowstorm to attend the three-day conference. The region includes schools from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

2015 ChBE Awards Ceremony Honorees

June 15, 2015

Congratulations to all the honorees at the 2015 ChBE Awards Banquet!

Undergraduate Student Awards

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Sergio Berdeja

Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence (CHEN)

Benjamin Greuel

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Falconer, deGrazia and Medlin Receive 2015 AIChE Himmelblau Award

June 12, 2015

Professors John Falconer and Will Medlin, Senior Instructor Janet deGrazia, and former Senior Researcher Garret Nicodemus are the recipients of the 2015 AIChE Himmelblau Award.

Carrie Ngai

Welcome Undergraduate Advisor Carrie Ngai

June 12, 2015

We are excited to welcome Undergraduate Advisor Carrie Ngai to the department. In her new role, Ngai will provide academic advising alongside Dr. Deb Renshaw while also working with industry and alumni to develop student opportunities.

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