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TCNJ Chemistry Faculty Research Seminar Schedule for Spring 2016

The TCNJ Chemistry faculty are giving a series of research seminars this semester from early February through the end of February. All students are welcome to attend these seminars to learn about research in the Department of Chemistry, and those students that are looking to engage in research in the near future are especially encouraged to attend. Seminars will be held in room C121 in the Chemistry Department, and the dates, times, and faculty presenting at each session are listed below. Two faculty will present at each session. At the first session Dr. Guarracino will provide an overview of the TCNJ Department of Chemistry research application process. The application for research can be found here.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Information about the process of engaging in research (Dr. Danielle Guarracino)

-Dr. Heba Abourahma (research seminar)

Friday, February 5th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

-Dr. Donald Hirsh and Dr. David Hunt (research seminars)

Tuesday, February 9th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

-Dr. John Allison and Dr. Lynn Bradley (research seminars)

Friday, February 12th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

-Dr. Stephanie Sen and Dr. Joe Baker (research seminars)

Friday, February 19th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

-Dr. Chris Fazen and Dr. Danielle Guarracino (research seminars)

Wednesday, February 24th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

-Dr. Michelle Bunagan and Dr. Abby O’Connor (research seminars)


Fall 2015 Annual Chemistry Department Thanksgiving Potluck

TCNJ Chemistry students and faculty gathered together on the evening of 11/19 for the annual Chemistry Department Thanksgiving Potluck. The event was organized by the TCNJ Student Chemists Association, and was attended by students from freshmen to seniors. The food included green bean casserole, hot wings, pulled pork, mac and cheese, butternut squash, among many… Continue Reading

National Chemistry Week

Recently, the TCNJ Student Chemists Association (SCA) participated in a number of events for the 2015 National Chemistry Week. On Saturday, October 17th, 9 members of SCA performed a demo on spectroscopy for museum patrons in the Chem Expo at Liberty Science Center. Attendees were able to view the spectra of various light sources, including… Continue Reading

Three TCNJ Chemistry Students Accepted to the GOLEAD Program

Congratulations to TCNJ undergraduate chemistry majors Aleena Andrews, Troy Brier, and William Sabbers, for being accepted to the Graduate Opportunities: Learn, Engage, and Discover (GOLEAD) Program at University of Delaware, which is funded by the National Science Foundation IGERT program. Continue Reading

TCNJ Faculty and Students Present at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the ACS

Dr. Abby O’Connor was invited to give a presentation at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the ACS, which was held from June 10-June 12 2015, at Ithaca College, in NY state. She participated in a session titled “Advances in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis.” The keynote speaker was Professor Alan Goldman of Rutgers. Dr. O’Connor brought… Continue Reading

2015 Celebration of Student Achievement

This week, chemistry majors presented their undergraduate research at the TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement. As part of this annual tradition, the Department had a luncheon for all chemistry students, faculty, and staff, where Dr. O’Connor presented the 2015 Excellence in Chemistry Awards. These awards are given to outstanding seniors that have demonstrated excellence in… Continue Reading

President Gitenstein Congratulates TCNJ Scholar-Athletes

The College of New Jersey President R. Barbara Gitenstein invited seniors Liz Johnson (Chemistry) and Jake Weiss to her office to congratulate each student-athlete for their academic excellence during their tenure at TCNJ. Weiss and Johnson were joined by Dr. Sharon Beverly, assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of athletics and recreation.… Continue Reading

TCNJ Chemistry Major wins New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award

Congratulations to Allison McQuillen, a chemistry secondary education major and May 2014 graduate, who recently won a 2014 New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award. Since 1985, the Presidents of New Jersey’s teacher training institutions have been invited to submit the dossiers of their three most outstanding prospective teachers into competition for this award. This annual award… Continue Reading