2018 -2019 Features

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Department of Chemistry and Physics 2018 -2019 Features

September 27, 2018 Seminar by Dr. Terry Berger on “Recent developments in supercritical fluid chromatography”. Dr. Berger is a president of SFC Solutions, Inc. and “is considered by many to be the father of modern Supercritical Fluid Chromatography”.

October 17, 2018 Discussion panel by Dr. Lenore Rodicio. Dr. Rodicio is an Executive Vice President and Provost of Miami-Dade College and ’94 Barry chemistry alumna.

October 25, 2018 Under the leadership of Dr. Hamilton, chemistry alumni, students and faculty organized “Science, Not Silence! Out of the Lab and Into the Streets” session during “Get Woke, Activism in a Democratic Society” - Barry’s annual mini-conference

November 13, 2018 Quantitative Analysis students presented service-learning projects at Doctor’s Charter School. Topics ranged from titrations on mars through ocean acidification to thalassemia.

November 13 and 27, 2018 Student volunteers with the COACH Program made two visits to St. Rose of Lima School 5th grade. The Chemistry Club and COACH were one of 200 national recipients of a “Let’s Do Chemistry!” kit, a project initiated by NISEnet in cooperation with the American Chemical Society. The kit contained materials for chemistry experiments to conduct in informal settings, and facilitator training for those presenting the experiments. The facilitator training provided Barry student volunteers with strategies for communicating science concepts and interacting with the general public.

November 14-18, 2018 Congratulations Lily Mesa! Of the 300 poster awards from the 2900 student presenters, Lily won the award for best poster in her category at the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students, Indianapolis, IN

December 7, 2018 Christmas Party. Congratulations to Jocelyn Baquier, the recipient of Sonnatag award for distinguished service to the Barry University chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon national chemistry honor society.

March 22, 2019 Forty-eight 8th-graders from St. Mary’s Cathedral School visited Barry’s campus for a College Experience field trip. They conducted hands-on experiments in Barry labs, toured the campus, ate lunch and talked with Barry STEM students about college and career aspirations. Three senior Chemistry majors presented experiments and led the day’s activities as part of a service-learning project in CHE490. Other students were involved as volunteers, through the COACH Program.

March 24, 2019 Barry science faculty and students created a stimulating social event called Hops for Science, which brought together scientists and students from across South Florida. The event created an environment where anyone interested in science could come together, socialize, and engage in brief discussions about the various research projects happening in South Florida.

March 31-April 4, 2019 Faculty and students presenting at the 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Orlando. Congratulations Chemistry Club students and advisors for receiving another Outstanding Chapter award!

April 5, 2019 Students presented their research posters at the 11th Annual STEM Research Symposium at Barry University. Congratulations to Lilly Mesa and Michaela Rayes, winning and honorable posters awardees in Chemistry category.

April 9 & 10, 2019 We visited 5th-grade classrooms at St. Mary’s Cathedral School with hands-on experiments led by Barry students (one completing a service-learning project for CHE490, and several COACH volunteers). Experiment topics were materials used for the Mars rover and space shuttle, and extraction of natural dyes.

April 12, 2019 The department organized and hosted the 18th Annual Chemistry and Physics Tournament for 13 competing schools with 120 competing students.

April 12-13, 2019 Congratulations Sidney Vest! Sidney won the second place award for best poster at the Chemical Sciences Symposium organized by SoFL-ACS at Larkin University.

April 17, 2019 Seminar by Dr. Luca Visinelli on the “Future challenges from the dark universe”. Dr. Visinelli is a researcher at Stockholm University and has collaborative projects with our physics faculty Dr. Giannotti.

April 27, 2019 Chemistry faculty and students attended South Florida Section American Chemical Society Awards Banquet with keynote speaker Dr. Bonnie Charpentier, ACS President. Congratulations Lily Mesa, a winner of the Dr. Leonard S. Keller Volunteer Service Award! Congratulations Sidney Vest and Elizabeth Schabot, SoFL-ACS Travel Awardees!

May 3, 2019 Honoring student accomplishments during the End of Semester party. Jose B Hurtado de Mendoza Roman, recipient of Chemistry and Physics Endowed Scholarship and Physical Sciences Honor Scholarship. Suzanne Gross, outstanding general chemistry student. Fabian Ramos-Almodovar, outstanding general college physics student. Fabian Ramos-Almodovar and Samantha Britz, outstanding organic chemistry students. Luis Estrada, outstanding teaching assistant. Jose B Hurtado de Mendoza Roman, Sidney Vest, Elizabeth Schabot, and Lily Mesa, outstanding COACH program volunteers.

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