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2024 Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation

May 13, 2024

At the close of each spring semester, the College of Science and its departments celebrate the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation. This year, LSU Chemistry students were distinguished for their exceptional academic performance, research, and service to the College. Congratulations to the 2024 Chemistry Honorees for their remarkable accomplishments and contributions.

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In Memoriam: Emeritus Boyd Professor Sean P. McGlynn

May 10, 2024

With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Boyd Professor Emeritus Sean McGlynn, who led a remarkable academic journey, leaving an indelible mark on LSU and the broader academic community. He spearheaded several initiatives that led to substantial advancements in research productivity and funding, including CAMD, the Center for Energy Studies, and the creation of the Boyd Professor Research Fund. His visionary leadership and efforts resulted in LSU achieving the Carnegie Foundation’s Research I University ranking. | Obituary

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2024 University and College Research, Teaching, and Mentoring Awards

May 6, 2024

Congratulations to the LSU Chemistry faculty who were honored at the University Faculty Awards Ceremony and the LSU College of Science Arthur R. Choppin Honors Convocation for their achievements and dedication to advancing research, enriching education, and providing invaluable mentoring.

Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award: Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi

Dr. Marion D. "Soc" Socolofsky Award for Teaching Excellence: Senior Instructor Kandace Hurst

College of Science Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mentoring Award: Professor Rendy Kartika

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LSU Chemistry Student and Alum Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 2, 2024

LSU Department of Chemistry graduate student Estefania Armendariz-Gonzalez and alumna Macallister Davis were named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or NSF GRFP, award recipients for 2024. Discover more about Estefania's and Macallister's academic paths and career aspirations. 

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Elgrishi Receives LSU University Faculty Award

Congratulations to LSU Chemistry Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi on receiving a 2024 Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award. The award is part of the LSU University Faculty Awards and recognizes assistant professors who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and a significant impact through their published research.

Dr. Elgrishi's research has already made significant waves, with twelve journal articles, including a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Her practical guide on cyclic voltammetry, published in the ACS Journal of Chemical Education, has achieved a remarkable reach with 950,000 downloads and is paving the way for future scholars in the field. 

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The Element of Perseverance: A Woman's Journey in Chemistry

Discover the remarkable story of LSU Chemistry alum Dr. Charmaine Bienvenu Mamantov (BS 1956). Her journey defied the norms of her time and paved the way for women in chemistry today. Dr. Mamantov’s journey inspires, highlighting the significance of mentorship, support, and bravery in following one’s passion. 

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In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor James Traynham

March 20, 2024

With great sadness, we share the news of Professor Emeritus James Traynham's passing. Professor Traynham joined the LSU Chemistry faculty in 1953 and had a long and distinguished career in teaching, research, and administration. He contributed to the success of countless students' personal development and careers, helped shape a successful department and institution, and shared the history of LSU Chemistry. | Obituary

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