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The Chemistry WISE team provides a networking resource for women graduate students and post-docs in the department, with the goal of increasing the recruitment and retention of women, and improving the climate for all chemists.

WISE, 2018

Cool Chem balloon

A middle-school girl participating in the chemistry demos at our Cool Chemistry event - popping a hydrogen balloon filled with strontium salt to give a giant red flame!

   Wise Owl General WISE cup

 

 

 

 

To learn more about WISE, support us and get involved, please email to wisechem@umn.edu.
If you want to send an email to the chemtechwomen email listserv, please email to chem-techwomen@lists.umn.edu.

 

Upcoming events

May 21st (Monday) / 11.30 - 1 pm / K 193
Lunch will be provided from Mesa Pizza. Please RSVP before May 19th (Saturday), 3 pm and include any dietary preferences.

Third year practice talks
a) Development and Mechanistic Study of Ketone Synthesis via Transition-Metal-Catalyzed C–O Bond Activation
    Constance Anderson (Christopher Douglas)

b) Do Defects Talk in Pyrite (FeS2)?
     Debmalya Ray (Laura Gagliardi)

May 14th (Monday) / 11.30 - 1 pm / K 193
Lunch will be provided from Sidewalk Kitchen. Please RSVP by clicking here before May 11th (Friday), 3 pm and include any dietary preferences.

Third year practice talks
a) Conductivities & Morphologies of New Lithium Single-ion Conductors
    Beth Dewing (Mahesh Mahanthappa)

b) Exposure to Complex Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Elicits Rapid Adaptation and Increase Fitness in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1
     Stephanie Mitchell (Erin Carlson)

May 8th (Tuesday) / 12 - 1 pm / K 193
Lunch will be provided from Wallys. Please RSVP by clicking here before May 7th (Monday), 10 am and include any dietary preferences.


Third year practice talks
a) Exploring structural dynamics during singlet fission in rubrene and rubrene derivatives using femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy
Kajari Bera (Renee Frontiera)

b) Understanding Catalyst Structural Effects on the Ring-Opening Transesterification Polymerization of Cyclic Esters
Anna Luke (Theresa Reineke & William Tolman)

c) ATP-Based Probes with Modified γ-Phosphate for Identification of Bacterial Histidine Kinases
Adeline Espinasse (Erin Carlson)

News

Our annual outreach event, Cool Chemistry, was held on May 5th, 2018 this year to a huge success! Despite the last minute scramble to postpone our event due to the HUGE snowstorm in April, we were glad both volunteers and participants made it. Thank you to all who came and helped out one way or the other for we are mighty sure the 7th and 8th grade girls that came enjoyed themselves. Do click here for more event pictures.

Board drawing

Acknowledgements

Funding for WISE events has been provided by grants received from the UMN Department of Chemistry, UMN Office of Equity and Diversity Women's Center and Beckman Coulter Foundation.