Max E. Roha will tell you that, throughout his career, critical thinking played a major role in his success as a research chemist. Look beyond the obvious and consider in detail the underlying assumptions of what is considered to be true, the 1944 Allegheny College graduate advises today’s students. “Pursue goals which are important to
Articles: Tag: Chemistry
From a native of Italy who speaks five languages to a motocross enthusiast, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring many unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms in the fall of 2019. Let’s meet each of them briefly: Kathryn Bender Assistant Professor of Economics Kathryn Bender joins the Economics Department this fall and is helping
Timothy M. Swager, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry and director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the annual Lord Lecture at Allegheny College on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Ford Memorial Chapel. The lecture, titled “New Sensors Empowered by Molecular Electronics,” is
Joseph Harding, Ph.D., professor of integrative physiology and neuroscience at Washington State University, will present the annual Lord Lecture at Allegheny College at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in Ford Memorial Chapel. His talk, “Designing Medicine’s Holy Grail: Development and Therapeutic Potential of Small Molecule Growth Factor Mimics,” is free and open to the
Natasha Brigham ’17 published an article entitled “Manipulation of Crystallization Sequence in PEO‑b‑PCL Films Using Solvent Interactions” in the journal Macromolecules. The article is based on her research with Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Van Horn. Several other Allegheny graduates, Christopher Nardi ’15, Allison Carandang ’15, and Kristi Allen ’16, were co-authors of the paper.
As a first-year student, Max Steffen stepped forward to learn more when Allegheny College chemistry professor Ryan Van Horn mentioned a research project on polymers. It’s a step that eventually took Steffen, now a rising junior, all the way to San Francisco. That’s where he earned third-place honors for his poster presentation at the American
With support from a National Science Foundation research grant originally awarded to Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ryan Van Horn in 2016, three students — Natasha Brigham ’17, Max Steffen ’19, and Cole Tower ’19 — attended the American Chemical Society (ACS) national conference in San Francisco, California. Brigham, Steffen and Tower presented posters on their research
Kristin Bowman-James, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will present the annual Lord Lecture at Allegheny College at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, in Ford Memorial Chapel. Her talk, “Serendipity and Surprise in Coordination Chemistry,” is free and open to the public. After receiving her undergraduate and doctoral degrees at
Emily Eikey ’16 has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Emily is one of 2,000 students — out of almost 17,000 applicants — to receive the fellowship, which will support her research in graduate school. Emily plans to earn her Ph.D. in chemistry.
Kristi Allen ’16 presented her summer research in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ryan Van Horn at the 2016 American Physical Society meeting in Baltimore in March. Her poster was titled “Crystallization Trends of PEO-b-PCL with Solvent and Temperature Effects.” Professor Van Horn also gave a presentation at the APS conference, titled “Coincident Crystallization