This year's Symposium is on July 30, 2014
Designed and run by graduate students, the Victor Vaughan Symposium serves as a venue for sharing exciting research taking place within the Department of Chemistry.
The symposium is named in honor of Victor C. Vaughan (1851-1921) one of the first PhD graduates in Chemistry (1876). He later served as Dean of the Medical School (1891-1921) and president of the American Medical Association (1914-15).
Learn more at: Vaughan Symposium
More than 240 people attended the annual Vaughan Symposium on August 9, 2013. The keynote speaker was Jerzy Klosin, Dow Chemical Core R&D Fellow. The afternoon address was delivered by Andrei Tokmakoff, Henry G. Dale Distinguished Service Professor at the James Franck Institute and Institute for Biophysical Dynamics at the University of Chicago.
Also included were six 25-minute talks by graduate students and two student poster sessions. This year’s symposium was chaired by Heidi Phillips.
We are grateful to the Dow Chemical Foundation for their generous support of the awards made at the symposium.
Vaughan Symposium Awards
Dow Chemical Oral Presentation Travel Award: Brett Hopkins
Oral Presentation Travel Award:
- Jeanne Hankett (Chen)
- Rui Huang (Ramamoorthy
Poster Session Travel Awards
- William Collin (Zellers)
- Collen Dugan (Kennedy)
- Ying Zhou (Kennedy)
- Meghan Breen (Soellner)
- Jean Lodge (Mapp)
- Sriram Vaidyanathan (Banaszak Holl)
- Jessica Rabuck (Ruotolo)
- Monica Lotz (Sanford)
- Fangting Yu (Pecoraro)
- James Brancho (Bartlett)
- Junsi Gu (Maldonado)
- Laura Pfund (Matzger)
- Laura Thoma (Kuroda)
- Peter Goldberg (McNeil)
- Ian Pendleton (Zimmerman & Sanford)
- Anna Wagner (Sanford)
- Jeremiah Alicea (Wolfe)
- Beth Haas (Biteen)
- Surma Talapatra (Geva)
- Leslie Upton (Goodson)
- Jessica Donehue (Biteen)
(Professors denoted by parentheses.)