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National Science Foundation Honors Two Alumni

Two recent Lewis & Clark alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Three other L&C alumni have been given honorable mentions.

2021 Rogers Science Research Tuesday Talks

Student-faculty collaborative research

Mathematics and Chemistry Double Major Named Rhodes Finalist

Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21 advanced to the final round of interviews for the Rhodes Scholarship, widely regarded as the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The scholarship allows exceptional, leadership-driven students from around the world to pursue higher degrees at the University of Oxford. Gonzalez is the fourth Lewis & Clark student to be named a Rhodes finalist in the last five years.

Chemistry Professor Awarded $297,000 NSF Grant

Professor of Chemistry Nikolaus Loening was recently awarded a $297,000 research grant by the National Science Foundation to support studies related to the “molecular underpinnings of life.” Loening’s combined grant efforts have aided the college in purchasing a new 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer, built to study a wide range of chemical and biological processes.

SLS Awards 2020 - Outstanding Student Organization

Gender Minorities in STEM is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Student Organization Award.

Loening Secures NSF Research Support

Professor of Chemistry Nikolaus Loening was awarded a three-year National Science Foundation research grant for his project, RUI: Exploring the Structural Basis of Dynein Regulation

Two Students Awarded 2020 Goldwater Scholarships

Two undergraduate students have received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for excellence in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Students are recognized based on a commitment to intellectual intensity and dedication to future research.

STAR Award to Julio de Paula

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement presents STAR Award to Professor of Chemistry Julio de Paula.

Blending Art and Science

Lewis & Clark researchers bring ancient artisans to life through archaeology and chemistry.

Anne Bentley Receives Rising Star Award

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry Anne Bentley has received the 2020 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Women Chemists Committee (WCC).

Better Learning Through Chemistry

How do you teach an introductory course to a field that is both vast in content and fundamental to understanding inorganic chemistry? Associate Professor of Chemistry Anne Bentley is helping lead an innovative study funded by the National Science Foundation that unites a group of 20 professors and researchers from across the country to develop a groundbreaking inorganic chemistry course.

NSF Grants Second Consecutive Award to Dr. Loening

Dr. Nikolaus Loening, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the BCMB Program, is the recipient of a second consecutive Research Opportunity Award (ROA) from the National Science Foundation.

It’s a Small World

Students from Nanomaterials Chemistry share their dramatic electron microscope images.

The Crucial Element

Louis Kuo’s research may help reverse the world’s impending phosphorus shortage, but many say his true legacy is his mentorship of students.

Lewis & Clark Chemists Present Research at National Conference

Lewis & Clark students Sara Worku Alebe ’19, Selina Ibarra ’19, and Genie Rose ’20 traveled to the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in Orlando.

Dr. Kuo Receives Outstanding Scientist Award

The Oregon Academy of Science (OAS) has awarded the 2019 Outstanding Oregon Scientist Award to Dr. Louis Kuo, Professor of Chemistry.

Student Research Illuminates Manuscript Mysteries

At first glance, chemistry and English have little in common. Yet two courses from these disciplines are now intertwined, thanks to a rare tome acquired in 2014 by Watzek Library’s Special Collections: an illuminated 15th-century book of hours.

Free Online Textbook Development

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has awarded Professor of Chemistry Julio de Paula a $25,000 Cottrell Plus SEED grant.

Chemistry Professor Unlocks Sixth NSF Grant

Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo has been awarded a $249,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund Kuo’s ongoing student-supported research into environmental toxin remediation and phosphorus recovery. The research he and his students are doing aims to better degrade neurotoxins found in pesticides and chemical weapons.