Thursday, December 8, 2016

ChemClub Holiday Party - Dec 8th, 2016 - 7 p.m. - Rock Bottom

ChemClub Holiday Party - Dec 8th, 2016 - 7 p.m. - Rock Bottom


Mark your calendars for this year's Holiday party!

When: Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 7pm, Rock Bottom
Cost: $10 (includes appetizers and one beverage)

Please RSVP to Chris O'Keefe, Cody Caba, or Marlene by December 2nd (Friday)

Hope to see everyone there in a festive and holiday spirit!


University of Windsor Chemistry Club

Christmas Luncheon - Dec. 15 at 12 pm



We are planning a Christmas luncheon on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the chemistry conference room #273 Essex Hall.  Tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased by Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from either Cathy or myself.   Ticket price at the door will be $100.00.  (Get the hint, you need to let us know in advance if you're coming).

Food will include: Pasta, chicken, another meat, salad, rolls,  vegetarian dishes,  pop and dessert 

We need to order the food on Tuesday, December 13th, so please purchase your ticket soon.  

Monday, December 5, 2016

WIN.CHEM volunteers work with local high school students

WIN.CHEM volunteers work with local high school students

Since 2014, our department has been running laboratory sessions and department tours for high school students from around Windsor and Essex County - this program is known as WIN.CHEM.  Students participate in interactive laboratories featuring work on cryogens, thermodynamics, chemical reactions and kinetics, combustion, and metals and alloys.  

Our graduate students and undergraduate volunteers make these outreach laboratories possible.  

If you are an undergraduate student in the Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemistry & Physics programs, and are planning on taking the 59-410 Research and 59-400 Development of Leadership, Outreach and Presentation Skills courses, you can volunteer for this rewarding program.

If you are a high school student or teacher, please contact Prof. Jim Green (jgreen@uwindsor.ca) to arrange a visit to UWindsor to take part in our interactive WIN.CHEM laboratories.  For more information, click here!

Max Nascimento, '18, does some liquid nitrogen demonstrations for students from Villanova High School
Mitchell Dipasquale, '17, discusses miscibility with some students.
Lucas Foster,' 18, and Adan Ahmed, '17, demonstrate the dehydration of sugar with sulphuric acid.
Max Nascimento, '18, is not doing anything illegal here... he is just eating some graham crackers that have been dipped into liquid nitrogen.
Special thanks to all WIN.CHEM volunteers: Chris O'Keefe and David Hirsh (co-coordinators), Cameron Vojvodin, Natan Veinberg, Lucas Foster, Austin Peach, Jacqueline Gemus, Max Nascimento, Brent St Onge, Abbey Nicoletti, Jesse Ropat, Adan Ahmed, Mitchell Dipasquale, and Nadia Stephaniuk.

Special thanks to Chris O’Keefe, David Hirsh, and Stas Veinberg (Ph.D. 2016), who have been instrumental in organizing and running the WIN.CHEM sessions for the past three years.

Alumni Career Night highlights

Alumni Career Night was held on Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 at Mare Nostrum.  Two of our former grad students, Aaron Rossini (B.Sc. 2005, Ph.D. 2010), who is currently an assistant professor at Iowa State University, and his wife Erin Norton (M.Sc. 2008), who is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University, gave presentations on their career paths and life after UWindsor.

We hope you can join us for future alumni evenings!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Alumni Career Night - Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 4-7 p.m.

Alumni Career Night - Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 4-7 p.m.

All undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to an Alumni Career Night on Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 at Mare Nostrum from 4-7 p.m.

This evening will feature a presentation by two of our former grad students - Aaron Rossini, who is currently an assistant professor at Iowa State University, and his wife Erin Norton, who is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University.

They will discuss their time at Windsor, and the professional and person pathways that lead them from Windsor, to France, and to their current careers at Iowa State.

Doors open at 4 pm, presentation at 4:30, and a reception (with drinks and appetizers) will follow at 5:15.  

Come meet Aaron and Erin, do some networking, and enjoy some quality time with your friends and colleagues in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bowling with Mentors -Bowling with Mentors - November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm

Bowling with Mentors - November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm

The Undergraduate Chemistry Club is pleased to invite you to "Bowling with Mentors," an event back by popular demand!  This year, it will be held at Rose Bowl Lanes on November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Pizza and drinks (non-alcoholic) will be provided as well as lanes and shoe rental!  Please save the date and RSVP at your earliest convenience.

We hope to see you there!


Undergraduate Chemistry Club

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Chemistry, Biochemistry and MMB Grad Students Volunteer in the Community

Chemistry, Biochemistry and MMB Students Volunteer in the Community

This Fall, our department launched a new course called Development of Leadership, Outreach and Presentation Skills (59-400), which is open to our undergraduate students who are doing their honours theses (59-410).

Volunteer opportunities involve a number of activities internal to Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Faculty of Science, but also include external activities in the community, including working with children and seniors, and volunteering with charitable organizations, churches and hospitals.

It seems that the spirit of volunteerism is catching on in our department!

On Friday, November 11, 2016, eight of our grad students helped out at a fundraising dinner at Assumption/Holy Name Parish (proceeds from the dinner go towards a Youth program in the parish).

Chemistry & Biochemistry Ph.D. students - Yiting Chen, Neda Mashhadi, Ghazale Gholami, Yunyun Wu
MMB students - Theresa Amponsah, Diego Vazquez Figueroa, Fengyan Zhang, Anna Podlesnaia.

Congratulations to our students for helping out!

More stories about our undergraduate and graduate volunteers will be posted on this blog!