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Heyl Earns Goldwater

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Raoul Wadhwa ’17 has won the very competitive and nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those … Continue reading

K at EB

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Two Kalamazoo College chemistry majors, Victoria Osorio ’16 and Sarah Glass ’17, attended the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, Calif. Experimental Biology is a joint meeting of six different societies including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular … Continue reading

Diamonds in the Rough

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Tom Higgins ’92 returned to his alma mater in early April as part of a visit coordinated by the Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society. Higgins talked about “How Undergraduate Research Experiences Can Change Students’ Lives.” He should know.  … Continue reading

Research Reveals Enzyme’s Role in Shifting-Eyed Fish

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Sometimes science uncovers a pretty interesting “what” long before researchers learn that particular “what’s” equally interesting “how.” Two Kalamazoo College alumnae are among the authors of a recently published paper describing HOW certain fish change their eyes to see more … Continue reading

K’s 3 of 300

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Three Kalamazoo College chemistry majors presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology meeting, a joint meeting of six different societies including the American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) as well as societies for physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, pathology, and anatomy. … Continue reading

Chemistry Explosion at Kalamazoo College

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Some chemical reactions are simply impressive—the vibrant flash of light when magnesium is ignited or the blast and subsequent grains of salt that appear after mixing sodium metal and chlorine gas. Equally impressive is the reaction to the chemistry major … Continue reading

Challenge and Imagination: Working Science at K

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Parker de Waal ’13 had a wish: he wanted to work on a computational chemistry project. Laura Furge, the Roger F. and Harriet G. Varney Professor of Chemistry, had a challenge: she needed models of the variants of an important human … Continue reading

Small School; Big Experiments

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This past spring Professor of Chemistry Jeff Bartz (pictured at left with two students in his laser laboratory) received word that the National Science Foundation would provide a three-year grant to Kalamazoo College so that Bartz’ lab could conduct new … Continue reading