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Jon Shapiro '17
Empty Hives

Although many people are frightened of the apian workers, honeybees are an integral link in the global food chain. Since 2006, there has been a noted increase in the prevalence of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) across the world. While many postulations exist, the definitive cause of this devastating phenomenon is not known. Jon Shapiro ’17, in coordination with Analytical Instrumentation Specialist Greg Rahn, is spending the summer conducting research as part of his project, “HPLC Analysis of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Honey and Their Effects on the Kirkland Area.”  More ...

Front: Hannah Ferris, Esther Cleary, Yingbin Mei; middle: Ben Wesley, Alex Kaplan and Professor Max Majireck; back: Ben Schafer, Chris Williams and John Bennett.
Student Chem. Researchers Team With MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard

Although hundreds of students enroll in science courses every semester, doing summer research is “so much different than any lab class,” says Hannah Ferris ’16. Ferris, who is conducting organic synthesis methodology research under the auspices of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck, is so fascinated by the project that she will be continuing her research with an independent study in the fall.  More ...

From left, Felipe Garcia '14, Joshua Ho '15 and Professor of Chemistry Tim Elgren work in a lab.
Chemistry Faculty Co-Author Chapter

Ten current and former Hamilton Chemistry Department faculty members co-authored a chapter titled “A Departmental Focus on High Impact Undergraduate Research Experiences” in a recently published edition of the American Chemical Society Symposium Series dedicated to “Developing and Sustaining a Successful Undergraduate Research Program.”  More ...

From left Nathan Goodale, Doug Ambrose, Rob Hopkins, Frank Sciacca and Adam Van Wynsberghe.
Hamilton Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 12. Associate Professor of Russian Franklin Sciacca, Associate Professor of Music Rob Hopkins,  Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe and Nathan Goodale, assistant professor of anthropology, received awards. Professor of History Doug Ambrose was named recipient of Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

From left Robert Simon, Chaise LaDousa, Myriam Cotten. Rob Martin, Dan Chambliss, Nancy Rabinowitz. Missing from photo Heidi Ravven.
Seven Faculty Members Receive Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Seven Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 12. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten Gives Invited Seminar at University of Maryland

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten gave an invited seminar presentation at the University of Maryland (Shady Grove) on March 24. Her talk titled “Bridging Structure, Dynamics, and Function in Antimicrobial Peptides: Insights from Studying Piscidin” focused on her ongoing research on how antimicrobial peptides recognize and kill bacteria.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten’s Article with Students, Alumni is JACS Cover Story and Podcast

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten is the corresponding author of a paper that was selected as the cover story in the March 5 print edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).  More ...

Huy Ho '15 and Mandy Lin '15
Two Hamilton Juniors Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Huy Ho ’15 and Mandy Lin (Wong) ’15 have been awarded Gilman International Scholarship Program awards for undergraduate study abroad. Ho plans to study in Vietnam through the School for International Training (SIT) and Lin will study in Denmark through the Danish Institute of Study Abroad, Copenhagen.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten Publishes Chapter in Royal Society of Chemistry Book

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten co-authored a chapter in the book  Advances in Biological Solid-State NMR: Proteins and Membrane-Active Peptides. The publication was just announced by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  More ...

Karen Brewer
Brewer Publishes Chemistry Text Solutions

Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer recently published the instructor’s and student’s solutions manuals for the introductory chemistry textbook Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach.  More ...

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