Celebrate Honors Week with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!

2024 Honors Week Flier

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is offering several events in celebration of Honors Week, and all are invited to participate!

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) group will be hosting its 10th annual Honors Week Poster Session. Undergraduate and graduate students from chemistry and chemistry-related disciplines will be presenting scientific posters about their research projects, and competing for cash prizes! The session is open to the public, no registration required. The event will begin at 5:30pm in the Integrated Sciences Building Main Street area with opening remarks, followed by judging sessions (Session 1: 6:00-7:00pm; Session 2: 7:00-8:00pm). The group will wrap things up with a raffle, and refreshments will be available throughout the session!

On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Department will host its 1st annual Honors Symposium beginning at 11:00am. Dr. Nicholas A. Kotov (University of Michigan) will present "Chirality and Complexity of Nanostructures" in 111 Williams Hall. His talk will be followed by a boxed lunch.

At 1:00pm, Dr. Alexander O. Govorov (Ohio University) will present "Short Stories from the World of Optical Metamaterials: 'What is so hot about electronics in metal nanocrystals?' DNA Origami, the Origin of Chirality, Chiral Plasmonic Photochemistry, and More." This lecture will also be held in 111 Williams Hall.

The symposium will conclude with a presentation by green chemist Dr. James Mack (University of Cincinnati) at 3:15pm in 111 Williams Hall. Dr. Mack's talk is a part of our annual Wine and Cheese Colloquium, sponsored by SAACS.

Thursday's events will wrap up with the 22nd annual Celebration of Student Achievement. This will begin at 4:30pm with a reception in the Integrated Sciences Building, followed by the awards ceremony at 5:00pm.

Thursday's events will require registration, which can be done by visiting https://tinyurl.com/HS-CSA-2024 or by contacting Olivia Klein (oklein@kent.edu or 330-672-2405).

POSTED: Saturday, April 6, 2024 07:12 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 01:07 PM