We’re happy to share the March eNewsletter with you! We are thankful to have this monthly opportunity to communicate with our alumni and friends and keep you informed of the wonderful things happening at CPMS.
Every year, we honor our outstanding faculty and staff at the annual college awards banquet. This year we highlighted several exemplary people who are helping to improve both the lives of our students and the state of the college as a whole. Our college is staffed by many hardworking, innovative individuals who create an environment where lifelong learning takes place.
Linda Richards of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rod Scheetz of the Department of Geological Sciences, and Lonette Stoddard of the Department of Mathematics received University Service Awards. Additionally, Sue Mortensen from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry received the Outstanding Staff/Administrative Employee Award.
Faculty award recipients included Matt Heaton (Statistics), who received the Faculty Young Scholar Award; Roger Harrison (Chemistry and Biochemistry), who was presented with the Distinguished Citizenship Award; Natalie Blades (Statistics), who was honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for 3–10 years; and Tom Morris (Geological Sciences), who was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for 10 or more years.
We would also like to draw your attention to our full March calendar, beginning with the university Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which will be held on March 5 at the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Center.
You can find more information on 3MT by clicking here.
Closely following 3MT is the Rex Lee Run, an annual race that raises funds for research at BYU’s Simmons Center for Cancer Research. More information on the Rex Lee Run can be found in the article below and in several videos produced for the event. You can visit the race website here.
We also hope you will be able to participate in BYU’s 2015 Pi Day celebrations on this special Pi Day (since the date will be 3/14/15). Events will be held on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14.
On March 19, we will be honored to host Alexis T. Bell of the University of California at Berkeley, who will speak at the annual Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen Lecture. Bell will speak on experimental and theoretical research in renewable energy. He will deliver two lectures: first a more technical lecture at 11 a.m. in room W111 of the Ezra Taft Benson Building, and a second, general lecture at 5 p.m. in room 140 of the Joseph Smith Building.
Finally, our annual Student Research Conference will take place on Saturday, March 21 in the Jesse Knight Building. This research conference is designed to give students presentation experience in a professional research conference setting.
A very full March here at CPMS offers you several opportunities to come experience and participate in our work here. We would love to have you back on campus to see the great things that are happening.
Thank you for your continued support of the college.
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
Light and Lifelong Learning
Exploring the Future of Energy
Quey Hebrew Lecture
MEA STEM Fair
Crowther/Morrison Family Remembers
Giving to the College
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