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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.

Alice Brooks
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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.

Students teaching elementary-age girls
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Teaching science meets Doctor Who

May 09, 2019

In March, the Patterson School of Natural Sciences hosted an event for local fourth through sixth grade girls called Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Saturday event was led by our class, Science for Elementary Teachers, and was an awesome chance for us to engage girls in the community and to help them feel empowered in male-dominated STEM fields.

 Ouachita student Catie Shirley receives national American Chemical Society Leadership Award.
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Ouachita student Catie Shirley receives national American Chemical Society Leadership Award

February 05, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University student Catie Shirley recently was awarded the American Chemical Society (ACS) Leadership Award, allowing her to attend the ACS Leadership Institute conference in Atlanta Jan. 25-27.

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