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Puzzling it out: solving the mysteries of molecules, one spectrum at a time

February 13, 2018 — 
For the uninitiated, microwave and infrared spectroscopy is the study of the movement of molecules on a microscopic level. Van Wijngaarden and her team research the properties of these structures, including the way they interact with one another. Crucial to our very existence, molecules make up everything in our world, including us.

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Professor Hélène Perreault, recognized for outstanding work in mass spectrometry

February 12, 2018 — 
Professor Hélène Perreault was awarded the 2017 Fred P. Lossing Award, given by the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (CSMS).

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A whale of a tale: Biological Sciences student “Science, Action!” video

February 9, 2018 — 
Biological Sciences students Kelsey Johnson, Julia Gulka and Paloma Carvalho have won a spot in the top 75 entries (NSERC) video competition titled: Science, Action!

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Faculty of Science Co-op Program lets students earn while they learn

February 1, 2018 — 
“Earn While You Learn”: Sound too good to be true? The Faculty of Science Co-Op Program wants students to know that it’s not. Whether it’s gaining practical experience in their chosen field, building future business connections, or test-driving a career they’re not sure about, the Co-Op program has it all.

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cryo EM Seminar: Dr. Wayne Hendrickson, Violin Family Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

January 23, 2018 — 
Dr. Wayne Hendrickson, Columbia University will deliver a seminar on technological advances in cryo EM.

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A networking celebration – Faculty of Science Alumni honoured

January 23, 2018 — 
On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the Faculty of Science will celebrate seven outstanding alumni at the third annual Careers in Science - Pathways to Achievement Event

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Dr. Rod Wasylishen’s Journey from “Handy Andy” Chemist to World Class Spectrometrist

January 22, 2018 — 
Meet Dr. Rod Wasylishen [MSc/70, PhD/72], Lifetime Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Alberta, 2018 Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award recipient

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Challenge yourself, take risks: Dean Stefi Baum stresses the value of self-discovery in higher learning

January 15, 2018 — 
Dean Stefi Baum recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science advises students to find something (or many things!) that their passionate about.

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Exploring the Periodic Table: Computational Chemist awarded $300K Discovery Grant for chemical research in green energy and high-performance materials

December 4, 2017 — 
Georg Schreckenbach is a man who knows how to take advantage of an opportunity. Good thing, too, since he was recently awarded a $300,000 NSERC Discovery Grant. Not only will this money allow the computational chemist to fund four students in his lab, but to feel secure in the knowledge that his work will be adequately supported for the next several years.

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Seeing electrons: from individual atoms to processes inside cells

December 1, 2017 — 
As part of the Faculty of Science Interdisciplinary Series, Unter to Uber, Dr. Lena F. Kourkoutis will be giving a special lecture on how new technology has made it possible to “see” inside molecules, even at the atomic level.

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