Department News

Metz, Honors Class Featured in Chemistry Publication

Kevin Metz, assistant professor of chemistry, Albion College
Kevin Metz, assistant professor of chemistry, was featured in a recent article in Chemical & Engineering News, a magazine and website produced by the American Chemical Society. The article, "Lab Lessons for Reluctant Chemists," explored three innovative examples of undergraduate chemistry offerings geared toward students not interested in a career in chemistry, including Metz's honors course, Great Issues in Science: Nanoscience.

Pender, '13, Accepted into Cornell Biomed Engineering Ph.D. Program

Mitch Pender, '13
Recent graduate Mitch Pender spent the end of his last Albion semester making a tough decision—which of six graduate school offers to accept. Pender's choice is Cornell University, where he'll enroll as a doctoral student in the biomedical engineering program. The graduate research fellowship will cover tuition and living costs for the five-year program, and is valued at more than $300,000.

Fink, Reddy Named German RISE Interns

Alissa Reddy and Eric Fink
Albion students Eric Fink and Alissa Reddy were recently awarded internships with the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program, part of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD/RISE program will pay Fink and Reddy, both majoring in chemistry and German, while they live in Germany for three months, working with German doctoral candidates on chemistry research.

Students, Faculty Attend National Scientific Society Meetings

Krysta Schroeder, '13
Chemistry Department students and faculty recently traveled to the American Chemical Society national meeting and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting to present the results of their research and attend a variety of presentations highlighting research advances in chemistry and biochemistry.

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