A collection of lab related news items, some research related, some not:
CONGRATS TO JACOB AND COLBY ON THEIR ADMISSION TO DENTAL SCHOOL!
ECU Seniors Colby Godwin and Jacob Burch were notified of their acceptance to dental school in early December. They are not pictured below.
(Probably not an actual dentist)
GODWIN PRESENTS AT SERMACS
Colby presented his research at SERMACS 2017 in Charlotte, NC. Also present at the meeting were lab members Jessica Norris, Nathan Green, and Abu Kuyateh.
Colby at the SERMACS poster session
ONE YEAR AGO – NEW KID IN TOWN
Dr. Hughes quoted in Daily Reflector @ Wahl-Coates Elementary School Open House:
Daily Reflector Article
FALL 2016 – Research by Hughes, et al published in Angewandte Chemie and featured by C&E News:
C&E News Article
Also featured by other science-oriented websites:
Feature Articles on the Web
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD @ Wahl-Coates Elementary School
Yes, it is true…….a dynamic duo of Wahl-Coates Elementary students garnered FIRST PLACE in the fiercely competitive MARSHMALLOW CATAPULT event held in the spring of 2017 @ J.H. Rose High School.
Post-event – celebrating accurate marshmallow tosses of 3 and 5 meters
Here’s a link to a Facebook post featuring work with Wahl-Coates Science Olympiad participants:
Wahl-Coates Facebook Page
ACS – San Francisco – Spring 2017
Despite being badly in need of a haircut, Dr. Hughes soldiered on and presented a poster at the ACS San Francisco meeting. While in San Francisco, he also had to purchase a new pair of shoes. But that’s a story for another time.
Poster @ ACS National Meeting – San Franciso, CA Spring 2017
The Hughes lab was fortunate to receive a doctoral new investigator award from the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF). With these funds, we’ll be undertaking a rational design approach to the development of biocatalysts for asymmetric transformations in non-aqueous media.
Undergraduate George Hoffmann received a CURE Award from the ECU Department of Chemistry to support his optogenetics project.
Out and About
Masters student Abu-Bakarr Kuyateh represented the Chemistry Department at the What’s Up Bio? event sponsored by the ECU Department of Biology. Pictured below are Abu (Hughes lab graduate student) and Katie (Spuches Lab graduate student). Thanks guys!
Abu & Katie work their grad student magic on prospective Biology & Chemistry majors at the What’s Up Bio? event (September 8, 2017).