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ISTEM Highlights Chemistry's REACT Outreach Program

UIUC’s I-STEM (Illinois- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Educational Initiative recently highlighted Chemistry’s REACT Outreach Program which connects the local community to our department and exposes them to science in creative and engaging ways.



Hammes-Schiffer Named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Swanlund Professor of Chemistry Sharon Hammes-Schiffer has been named one of four UIUC faculty elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.




Former Faculty Martin Karplus Wins Nobel Prize

Dr. Martin Karplus, who researched and taught in the Department between 1955 and 1960, was named one of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners. He was recognized for his pioneering work in developing computer simulations for complex chemical processes.

Elledge Wins 2013 LAS Alumni Acievement Award

Alumunus and 2011 Convocation Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephen Elledge (BS '78) was named a 2013 LAS Alumni Achievement Award winner. He is being honored for his research into the DNA repair process and other genetic research.



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