Dr. OJ for his new tenure-track position at the University of St. Thomas
Pooja Chakrabarty for her graduation with a degree in biomedical engineering
Jane Shvelidze for her graduation with a degree in biomedical engineering
Christina Cowman, Margo Siorek, and Derek Straka for their most recent successful UROP applications
Derek Straka for his chemistry scholarship for next year
Margo Siorek for her physics scholarship for next year
Leila Albers for her presentation at the annual Chemistry Graduate Student Symposium
Leila Albers for her invitation to give an oral presentation of her work at the upcoming ACS national meeting in Boston
The Periodic Table (a blog) continues unabated. Mr. B. finds a sort of catharsis in ranting on life at BigU, politics, and other foolishness. As of today (4 June), there have been approximately 3000 visitors and 7000 page views. Most of the stuff is ephemeral but some may be pertinent here at the University for the next couple of years. My plan is to put a few of these rants on this site in downloadable form for further reflection or argument.
For now, I'll just put links to items on the blog. I tried to make pdfs for download but ran into the inevitable technical difficulties.
Summer In the Lab
This term Margo Siorek, Christina Cowman, Tou Vang and Leila Albers will be working in the lab. Margo has support in the form of an MSI summer internship. Christina has a summer fellowship through the chemistry department [Heisig/Gleysteen Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship] and Leila will continue working as an assistant in the NMR lab. Margo also has the ambitious aspiration of completing a chemistry major next year in addition to her physics major. Derek Straka, Margo,
and I have had an abstract accepted for the American Crystallographic
Association national meeting this summer that is to be held in Salt
Lake City. This poster needs to be completed. Leila has had an
abstract accepted for the American Chemical Society national meeting in
Boston and has been invited to make an oral presentation. Mr. B. would
like to get something in for the Glycobiology meeting in November in
The nanotechnology lecures through the U of M's Compleat Scholar Program will be done very shortly. These lectures are being delivered in late May and the first week of June. I'll try to make some of this material available shortly. Because of my being a little sloppy about attribution, it is not going to be possible to put everything up, but the clean stuff will be posted.Derek Straka, our resident workaholic, will NOT be officially working in the lab this summer. He will only be working two jobs - a full time one doing computer science and a part time one being a TA in a programming class. In his "spare time" he will be writing up his senior honor's thesis in chemistry. At least he won't have to work construction this summer in 90+ degrees weather...
Bill Gleason (aka Mr. Bonzo)June 4, 2007