Vol. 4, Issue 2
February/March 2018

Roger Miesfeld Named University Distinguished Professor
CBC Department Head Roger Miesfeld has been named a University Distinguished Professor by the UA Provost based on his extraordinary record of teaching, research, and institutional leadership.

Photo by Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star
CBC Students at Festival of Books
CBC chemistry club students wowed the crowd making liquid nitrogen ice cream at the 10th Annual Tucson Festival of Books.

Spring 2018 CiCS Networking Event
As graduate students approach their final few years of training, access to scientific professionals for individual guidance and advice can be extremely valuable. We are holding our CiCS Spring Networking Event on April 19.

Join Mark Burton at Downtown Science Café on March 20
You are invited to attend this month's Downtown Science Café @ Magpies Gourmet Pizza on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 pm. CBC graduate student Mark Burton will present a talk on "The Universe's Untold Tale: Probing Space with Microwaves".

You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 BECUR (Biological, Engineering, and Chemical Undergraduate Research) Conference on Saturday, M arch 17. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brian Kelch of UMass Medical School - Worcester.

Henry K. Hall Tribute
If you weren't able to attend the recent tribute to the career of Professor Emeritus Henry K. Hall, we are pleased to announce that the video recording is now available for viewing (Adobe Flash required).

Feb. 2018 Student of the Month
 The February 2018 CBC Outstanding Student of the Month is Matthew Chaung. Nominator Tala Sahin says Matthew is an incredibly supportive and helpful individual.

Alumni News

Gideon Eckhouse (BS in Biochemistry, 1999) I am a patent and trademark attorney in the Washington, DC area. My specialities include patents for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
Tim Hoffman (BS in Chemistry, 1995)  Since graduating from the UofA I have done research ranging from Catalytic Antibodies and Enzymology at The Scripps Research Institute to small molecule drug discovery research in the areas of vaccines, cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disorders. I am fortunate enough to have been a contributing author on over 25 scientific publications and 20 patents. In 2002 I was awarded the ACS award for Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry. Since 2009 I have been working for Novartis in San Diego and am happy to still be doing super cool research.
Neil Tucker (BS in Chemistry, 2003)  After finishing graduate school in 2008, I started as a process development chemist at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. I currently run the R&D pilot facility at the plant.