April 6, 2018: Students in our department were quite successful at this year's CSUNposium! Not only did we have many students presenting in all categories (posters, 3- and 10-minute talks), we had numerous students taking home prizes. Congratulations go to Ronelle Caguioa (Abrol lab) as well as the pair of Sharon Truong and Misael Sanchez (Vey lab) who won first place honors for their 3-minute oral presentations! Additionally, congratulations go to Samatar Jirde (Vey lab), who won first place and Shannen Guarina (Melikyan lab), who won second place for their 10-minute oral presentations! We are also proud of all of our students who participated in the CSUNposium and presented the quality research they are doing in our labs.
March 14, 2018: Dr Miao has published his latest research in Nature Communications, along with Chemistry undergraduate co-author Steven Valdez and several collaborators from all over the world. His journal article, titled "Reactivity of He with ionic compounds under high pressure", pushes new boundaries in our understanding of helium. This groundbreaking publication has also been highlighted in an article in CSUN Today.
February 16, 2018: The Chemistry Club has been busy once again: they were heavy participants in "I Heart Science Day" that was held at CSUN. 120 6th graders from Patrick Henry Middle School rotated through four activities (chemistry, biology, physics, geology) in four different classrooms. Each room had a hands-on science event with a somewhat competitive aspect. Well done Chem Clubbers! The students look like they had a lot of fun!