We are so proud of Casey and can't think of anyone more deserving of this most prestigious state-wide honor. Check out the mention of our lab's work in the newspaper write-up: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/georgas-next-teacher-of-the-year-chose-teaching-ov/nrQLm/
Congratulations to Moya Tomlin, our newest undergraduate, for being awarded URSA. This award is given to math and science undergraduates to encourage undergraduate research. For more information on URSA, click here. Moya will be starting research in our lab this summer under Dr. Dustin Huard's guidance.
Congratulations to Casey Bethel for becoming a finalist for Georgia's Teacher of the Year 2017! Casey is a science teacher at New Manchester High School and has been a valuable member of our lab for the last five summers. As part of the CEISMC G.I.F.T. program, he has worked on 3D crystallography of various proteins and has published in The Journal of Chemical Education. For more information on Teacher of the Year, click here and see this write-up here: http://ceismc.gatech.edu/news/gift-teacher-casey-bethel-named-finalist-2017-georgia-teacher-year
Congratulations to two of our undergraduates, James Going and Michelle Kwon, for winning the W. M. Spicer Scholarship in Chemistry! The scholarship was started in recognition of Professor Spicer's more than 40 years of teaching and is awarded to outstanding rising seniors in the school of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Both James and Michelle have been working in our lab since freshman year with Sibel Kalyoncu and Dr. Shannon Hill, respectively.
Congratulations to Jose Amador for receiving the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship! Jose conducted research in our lab last summer as part of the R.E.A.L. (Research, Experiment, Analyze, Learn) program for high school students. With the guidance of Casey Bethel, his teacher, and Sibel Kalyoncu, Jose worked on determining the effects of metal ions and pH on enzymatic activity of a deaminase from bacteria. He will be attending Emory University in the Fall.
Congratulations to one of our undergraduates, Quincy Faber, for receiving PURA (President's Undergraduate Research Award) for Summer 2016! She will be working with Athena Patterson-Orazem on crystallization of a protein involved in developmental tissue patterning. To learn more about PURA, click here.