CBC Undergraduate Convocation Honors Academic Excellence

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2016 Undergraduate Convocation

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Dr. Gustafson with a Graduate and her Family

As the academic year drew to a close, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invited our graduating students, scholarship recipients, award winners, and their families to celebrate their accomplishments at the Ohio Union last month.


Photo by Jay LaPrete ©2016 Jay LaPrete

Dr. Olesik Speaks to Students & Families

Our Chair, Dr. Susan Olesik, began the night with a toast to our students and their guests, highlighting their efforts and dedication to the discipline. Following dinner, Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Terry Gustafson took the stage to congratulate our graduating seniors, and scholarship and award recipients. In addition to their fantastic performance in chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Gustafson was particularly proud of the fact that 16 of our graduates are dual degree graduates, and 60 students earned a minor in other fields besides chemistry and biochemistry. Additionally, a number of our students are graduating with honors and research distinction, many with both! With gratitude, Dr. Gustafson thanked our generous donors who together were able to award over $165,000 in scholarships to 67 different students. All the while, students introduced their family and friends to their peers and instructors. A final congratulations is due to our graduating seniors who took part in the university commencement ceremony on May 8 at the Ohio Stadium.  Look out world, here they come!

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Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduates

To see more of the fantastic photos taken by Mark Schmitter of Jay LaPrete Photography at Convocation, check our our Facebook Page.

Graduating seniors – we’d love to keep in touch! If you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to complete our exit survey and join our Alumni Group on LinkedIn.

2016 Department Scholarships Application Available!

Deadline: February 15th

Through the generous support of our many donors, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is thrilled to offer several scholarships to our undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry students each year, and the application for the 2016-2017 academic year scholarships is now available.   More information, including what scholarships are available, eligibility, application instructions, and the link to the application,  can be found under the “Opportunities” tab.