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Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presents research at ACS national meeting

May 17, 2023

During the American Chemical Society national meeting, held March 26-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presented findings based on her research using polymers to prepare core-shell nanofibers.

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Ouachita senior Joshua Spiva publishes research paper in "Polymers"

May 03, 2023

Joshua Spiva, a senior biomedical sciences and chemistry double major from Magnet Cove, Ark., published a research paper in the scientific journal, “Polymers.”

Dr. Sara Hubbard and Dr. Sharon Hamilton
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Hamilton, Hubbard use INBRE grant to bring new instruments to Ouachita chemistry program

October 31, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University chemistry instructors Dr. Sharon Hamilton and Dr. Sara Hubbard were awarded a $14,135 small instrument grant by the Arkansas IdeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which they used to purchase a spectrophotometer and a fluorometer for use by students in Ouachita’s Department of Chemistry. The grant was made possible by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Mary Virginia Orna presents a lecture at Ouachita Baptist University
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Orna connects chemistry, art and history during lecture at Ouachita

July 08, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University hosted Dr. Mary Virginia Orna as featured speaker for the 2022 Nell Mondy Lecture Series in April. Orna is professor emerita of chemistry and president of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Title IIA chemical education summer programs at the College of New Rochelle (New York).

Harvey Jones Science Center at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita chemistry students Clower, McCoy named Arkansas Academy of Science grant recipients

March 07, 2022

Ouachita Baptist University chemistry students Cori Clower and Aiiryel McCoy, both of Little Rock, have been chosen as two of the four students statewide to receive undergraduate student research grants from the Arkansas Academy of Science (AAS). AAS funds grants of up to $1,000 each spring to assist students with purchasing supplies for their research projects.

Student poses with School of Natural Sciences' new lyophilizer
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Hamilton awarded $20,000 Arkansas INBRE grant to purchase lyophilizer, enhance Ouachita's School of Natural Science laboratories

February 24, 2021

Ouachita’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded $20,000 in funding by Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to purchase a lyophilizer freeze-dryer, an instrument used to remove aqueous solvents in industry and research. The instrument will be used to enhance both course-based undergraduate research and independent research projects in Ouachita’s Patterson School of Natural Sciences.

Dr. Sharon Hamilton works with Ouachita chemistry students
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Hamilton awarded $297,000 Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence grant

November 10, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Dr. Sharon Hamilton, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded $297,431 in funding over the next two and a half years by the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to support her research of incorporating proteins into novel modern wound dressings.

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Alumni profile: Alice (Evans '45) Brooks

February 27, 2020

Alice Brooks is not the kind of person you would expect to leave behind a million-dollar estate gift. A hardworking schoolteacher in rural Arkansas, the impression she left on her students was undeniable. Thanks to her generous gift, her dedication to education will live on at Ouachita, as well.

Ouachita’s Patterson Summer Research Program sees record student participation, recognition
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Ouachita's Patterson Summer Research Program sees record student participation, recognition

August 20, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University’s J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences had a record number of 28 students conducting faculty-advised research during summer break through its Patterson Summer Research Program.

Seven Ouachita students presented research and participated in a demo-exchange at the American Chemical Society national Meeting and Exposition this spring, including (from left): Alex Podguzov, Travis Hankins, Joey Dean, Jessica Snelgrove, Catie Shirley, Mallory Mayfield and Savanna Harris. Photo by Sharon Hamilton.
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Ouachita's American Chemical Society student chapter presents at national meeting, receives Honorable Mention Award

June 18, 2019

Four Ouachita Baptist University chemistry faculty and seven student researchers attended the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition this spring in Orlando, Fla., to present individual research.

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