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  • Three UAB students are recognized by prestigious national scholarship program for academic excellence.Bliss ChangTwo University of Alabama at Birmingham students were named 2014 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Excellence in Education Foundation. A third UAB student earned an honorable mention. Ophelia JohnsonThe 2014 Goldwater Scholars from UAB...

  • Prestigious awards program honors junior faculty who excel in research and education.Clockwise from top left: Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ragib Hasan, Karolina Mukhtar and Thamar Solorio.An unprecedented four University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences faculty have been awarded CAREER Awards by the National Science Foundation. The recipients are...

  • The winter meeting of the Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group will be 2:30-8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at McWane Science Center, 200 19th St. North.The winter meeting of the Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group will be 2:30-8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at McWane Science...

  • An interdisciplinary collaboration at UAB recently established a research method that has expanded the institution’s capacity to expand initiatives addressing diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases and degenerative diseases.From left: Steve Barnes, Steve Watts, Miranda Collier, Janusz Kabarowski and David Graves with the Bruker Autoflex Speed MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometerAn interdisciplinary collaboration...

  • UAB marks the grand opening of Alabama’s largest nuclear magnetic resonance facility.The University of Alabama at Birmingham unveiled the state’s largest and most advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility this morning at a grand-opening event and tour. The laboratory is another world-class example of the interdisciplinary emphasis that is a...

GSRD 2013 Winners!

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Graduate Student Research Days 2013 results!  Read more>>



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2011-2012 Ireland Scholarship winner and chemistry graduate student, Ms. Jiabei Lin presented her award-winning talk entitled: ClpB Self-Assembly at the meeting as well. Ms. Lin is mentored by Dr. Aaron Lucius.

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High School Chemistry Student Wins Gorgas Award with
Distinction
As stated in an April 15, 2014 Birmingham News article top honors in the Gorgas Scholarship competition was won by a black high school student for the first time in the contest's 67 year history.
Mr. Arrix L. Ryce, an honor student at the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, won the Gorgas Scholarship Competition held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Auburn University. Mr. Ryce presented his poster and presentation titled: Spectophotometric Steady-state Kinetic Parameters of E.coli ClpB. The award included a $4000 tuition grant plus additional monies to in state schools.  

Arrix has been pursuing his interest in chemistry in Dr. Aaron Lucius’ lab at UAB’s Department of Chemistry since August of 2012. He has worked under the direct supervision of several of the department’s top-notch graduate and undergraduate students.

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Michael Longmire,
junior year Chemistry major, received the Sigma Xi award at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in November, 2012. Read more>> 


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Chemistry Major Honored,
Simone Ridgeway, a senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in Japanese and an honors student in the Science & Technology Honors Program, recently participated in Minority Access' 13th National Role Models Conference in Orlando, FL (Sept 28-30, 2012). Simone placed second winning a $1500 cash prize. She also received the 2012 National Student Role Model Award, which recognizes minority students who have excelled while maintaining an outstanding academic record. Ms. Ridgeway's research mentor is Dr. Jeonga Kim, Dept of Medicine, UAB.


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Crime fighting and chemistry go
hand-in-hand at the forensic
chemistry lab, where sleuths in
white coats grab the spotlight.
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First-year Chemistry major, Catherine Black, was recently accepted as one of 75 students nationwide into the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.


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 In the spirit of interdisciplinary research, Biology major, Stephanie Arana, has received an Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the 32nd Undergraduate Research Conference in Memphis, TN for her topic "Immunomodulatory Multilayer Coatings of Pancreatic Islets Based On Hydrogen-Bonded Polyphenol" Ms. Arana’s research mentor is Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, Department of Chemistry.