Chemistry Department



"Congratulations to our chemistry senior undergraduate student, Madison R. Tuttle, who was awarded  the 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Madison was one of 2000 awardees nationwide from an application pool of 13000 and representing one of 1,158 women!  Her research mentor is Dr. Larry Yet.  She is one of two awardees from South this year.  This is the fourth award for mentors from the Chemistry Department in the last decade." - Larry Yet

"Congratulations to our senior undergraduate chemistry students Madison Tuttle and Taylor Hamby, for winning the poster competition, 1st and 2nd place, respectively in Section II at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science held on the USA campus February 22-24, 2017" - Larry Yet

"Congratulations to Dominika Houserova who recently presented at the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition.  Mika was one of four undergraduate awardees region-wide of the Eastern Analytical Symposium Student Award, having been nominated by Dr. Stenson. As part of this recognition, all of Mika's travel expenses were covered and she had the opportunity to present part of her undergraduate work. The title of her poster was "High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry in NOM Characterization and DBP Formation Prediction". It is great to see not only this recognition, but to see her continued interest in the physical sciences having just started her graduate work in Biology (Dr. Borchert)." - David Forbes and Alexandra Stenson

"It truly is a pleasure to be able to share with you the recognition our Department received on Wednesday.  Chemistry had four (4) faculty recognized as Top Prof through the Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board.  As this was the 13th installment, many of us know how special events like these are in that our students share how members of South impact their lives in a positive way.  Chemistry with Modern & Classical Languages had the most faculty recognized by members of Mortar Board and they were Dr. Dave Battiste, Dr. Jason Coym, Dr. Richard Rogers, and Dr. Larry Yet.  Not only is it a pleasure to work with each of you, I as well as everyone in the Department would echo that you are most deserving of this recognition - congratulations!" - David Forbes

Congratulations Taylor Hamby and Madison Tuttle!  Both were initiated today into South's Chapter 194 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  The Society recognizes and encourages scholarship and brings together scholars of all disciplines.  

Congratulations to Professor Jim Davis! He was just named winner of the 2015-2016 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award.  This distinction from South's chapter alternates in recognizing either a scholar or an artist from the USA faculty whose achievements exemplify the high ideals of Phi Kappa Phi.  The Scholar of the Year award will take place during the Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony on November 4th in the Ballroom of the USA Student Center.