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Students Present at American Chemical Society Conference

Posted June 30, 2015
Alexandra Nagelski ’17 and Shengjia Zhu ’16

Bryn Mawr Students Shengjia Zhu ’16 and Alexandra Nagelski ’17 recently attended the 2015 Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Ithaca, New York, where they presented a poster presentation titled: “Molybdenum Pyranopterin Dithiolene Complexes: Modeling the Molybdenum Cofactor.” The students conduct their research in the lab of Chemistry Professor Sharon J. Nieter […]

Chemistry’s Michelle Francl Takes on “The Food Babe” in Slate Article

Posted February 19, 2015

“‘I couldn’t believe there was beaver’s ass in my vanilla ice cream, coal tar in my mac and cheese, yoga mat and shoe rubber in my bread,’ says Vani Hari, also known as the Food Babe. That’s why she started blogging about food additives, she explains in the introduction to her new book, The Food […]

Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Students Serve as Valuable Mentors

Posted February 5, 2015
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Bryn Mawr’s liberal arts focus and small classes create the perfect environment for mentorship to flourish. In one chemistry lab, Ben Williams, Ph.D. ’15 has been like “the older brother” who shows undergraduate researchers the ropes. By Kathy Boccella About five years ago, Meredith Skiba ’12 arrived on the Bryn Mawr campus as a transfer […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Helps Develop a Chemistry Set for the IPad

Posted May 1, 2014
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When the Chemical Heritage Foundation and app developer BlueCadet teamed up to create a virtual chemistry set for the IPad, one of the experts they called on to make sure they got the details right was Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl.

Grant Funding Supports Undergraduate Research

Posted April 24, 2014

For Ivy Gray-Klein ’14, the modest windfall covered her travel expenses to New York City and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Under the supervision of Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca Deroo ’92, the History of Art major is writing her thesis on the institutional narrative behind the BMA’s period rooms, and to conduct her research, Ivy […]

Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer Receives NIH Grant to Continue Researching the Impact of Molybdenum on Human Health

Posted February 26, 2014
Professor Sharon Burgmayer and the members of her 2013-14 Research Group

Since the year 2000, Chemistry Professor Sharon Burgmayer and her research team have been looking into the relationship of the metal molybdenum to human health. Burgmayer and her team recently received an additional grant of nearly $285,000 to continue the research for three more years. All the funding for the research has come from the National Institutes of Health.

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Interviewed by the BBC’s “Naked Scientist” About Chemopobia

Posted November 7, 2013
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In this Chemistry World podcast, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is interviewed by Chris Smith, best known as the creator of the BBC radio program “The Naked Scientists,” about Chemophobia. Francl first tackled this topic in a the February Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia […]

Students Present Research at Summer Science Poster Session

Posted October 3, 2013

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last month, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

Michelle Francl Blogs Contemplative Traditions 360° in Japan

Posted October 2, 2013
Contemplative Traditions Students in Japan

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is blogging from Japan as part of the 360° Contemplative Traditions course cluster. Contemplative Traditions, the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. In addition to Francl, the courses are taught […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Writes About the Explosive Allure of Unsupervised Science

Posted May 8, 2013
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In a recent piece for Slate, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl writes about how “doing chemistry that pushes beyond the boundaries of the classroom” inspired her to pursue the life of a scientist. Writing in connection to the case of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old who has been expelled and may even face criminal charges […]

Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl Takes on “Chemophobia” in Slate Article

Posted February 14, 2013
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In the Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia Behind its Popular Story About Childhood Arthritis,” Bryn Mawr Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl points out the possible dangers of benignly named alternative medicines. Francl’s article created a lot of buzz online, with more than 6,500 Facebook “likes” and […]

Bryn Mawr Professor Gives Students a Taste of Applied Chemistry with Liquid Nitrogen Vanilla Ice Cream

Posted December 13, 2012

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl’s recipe for Liquid Nitrogen Vanilla Ice Cream: 4 liters of half and half 1 liter of heavy cream 750 grams of sugar 60 ml of vanilla extract 10 liters of liquid nitrogen Mix first four ingredients in a large metal bowl.  Slowly whisk in liquid nitrogen until mixture freezes. […]

Bryn Mawr Chemistry Faculty and Students Make Multiple Presentations at American Chemical Society Conference

Posted October 4, 2012
BMC Presentations at 2012 ACS Conference

Bryn Mawr College was well represented at this year’s biannual gathering of the American Chemical Society. Eight undergraduate chemistry majors from Bryn Mawr and eight graduate students joined faculty members Sharon Burgmayer, Jonas Goldsmith, and Bill Malachowski at the conference, which took place in Philadelphia in August. The participating undergraduate students were Roselyn Appenteng ’13, […]

Students Present Research Findings in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science, and More at Poster Session

Posted September 20, 2012

Research findings from more than 40 Bryn Mawr students who took part in the College’s Summer Science Research Program were on display in the Campus Center last week, where a steady stream of students, faculty, and staff stopped by to ask questions and find out more from the participants during the program’s annual poster session. […]

Liriany Pimentel ’13: Meet a Mawrter

Posted April 19, 2012

This week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video features Liriany Pimentel, a junior chem major who enjoys international travel–and learning about the big topics in biochemistry.

Anna Melker ’12 Continues Her Quest for the “Holy Grail” of Clean Energy With Fulbright Research Grant to Sweden

Posted April 5, 2012
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Bryn Mawr chemistry major Anna Melker ’12, recipient of a 2012-13 Fulbright Research Grant, will travel  to Sweden’s Uppsala University this fall in search of what she calls the “holy grail” of clean energy. “I chose to apply for the Fulbright so I could continue my study of hydrogen fuel research, the ‘holy grail’ of […]

Anna Kalinsky ’14: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 8, 2012
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Today, the Bryn Mawr College Communications Office introduces a new video feature, “Meet a Mawrter.” Each week we will post a brief video portrait of a Bryn Mawr student. The series begins with chemistry major Anna Kalinsky ’14, who likes secret nooks and crannies—and organic chem! Each video will be added to the “Meet a […]