Recent News

  • Luis Velarde selected as a 2022-2023 recipient of the MAC Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success
    Every year since 2019, MAC recognizes one full-time faculty member from each MAC institution who has shown exceptional dedication to student success. Luis is being recognized for demonstrating an innovative teaching platform, and his presentation of theory and practice greatly enriches students' engagement and learning, providing a model for higher education. Read the full announcement.
  • CAS Outstanding Senior--Meghan Sullivan
    Annually, the Department of Chemistry selects one graduating senior with the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior Award. Our 2023 recipient is Meghan Sullivan. Meghan is a BS Chemistry major currently performing undergraduate research in Professor Tim Cook's laboratory. Meghan has also served as one of our Department Ambassadors to the College of Arts and Sciences, and has served as President and is currently Executive Advisor of the ACS Student Affiliate at UB (UB Chem Club). All Outstanding Seniors will be recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences in a ceremony April 25. Congratulations Meghan!
  • Luis A. Colón will receive inaugural Robert Holland Jr. Award
    Luis A. Colón, among six senior scientists with impressive records of scholarship, leadership, and impact, will receive the Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s inaugural Robert Holland Jr. Award for Research Excellence and Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Read the full announcement.
  • Daniel Ammon, PhD alumnus, elected to the National Academy of Engineering
    Daniel Ammon, PhD alumnus (1999), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for the invention and development of disruptive technologies, across many disciplines, in the medical device industry. More about Daniel Ammon and his work.
  • The 2023 U.S. Crystal Growing Competition
    The contest challenges participants to grow the biggest, most beautiful crystals they can with aluminum potassium sulfate (alum), a nontoxic chemical used in water purification. There is also a prize category for “coolest crystal.” The competition is an outreach activity designed to provide K-12 grade students and teachers a fun, hands-on STEM experience. Jason Benedict, Associate Professor, is also the founder of the contest. Read more about the U.S. Crystal Growing competition