Meet Jill Grakowsky, the Chemistry Department’s new Undergraduate Advisor. Learn more about Jill, her tips for success, and how to set up an advising appointment.
About Jill Grakowsky
Tell us about your journey — Where did you work before UConn?
I am joining the UConn community following three years of advising at Springfield College where I worked primarily advising exploratory, general studies, and non-matriculated students. As a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, I completed my most recent Master’s Degree in Counselor Education. Continue reading
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS) AWARD
Presented to the top graduating senior.
ACS DIVISION OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY AWARD
Presented to a student who displays an aptitude for a career in Analytical Chemistry.
ACS DIVISION OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY AWARD
Recognizing achievements by an undergraduate in organic chemistry pursuing a career in chemistry.
The following students in Chemistry have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa this year. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most widely recognized honors society, celebrating achievement in the liberal arts and sciences. Congratulations to:
Aaron Cesar Lopes
Jessica Elena Ortegon
Ayushi Sanjay Pathak
Zachary Daniel Stempel
Taryn Briana Wisniewski
Joe Allen Zavorskas Jr.
Vincent Pistritto, a chemistry major and student working in Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater’s group has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Vincent was also featured in CLAS with other members of the Class of 2018. Read More>>>
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, funded via the National Science Foundation, allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend their summer conducting research at a REU host institution. Students spend approximately 10 weeks working closely on a research project with faculty members and graduate students. Students will also have the opportunity to utilize the research equipment and facilities specific to the host site.
To culminate their experience, the REU participants in chemistry presented their summer-long projects in a symposium on August 2, 2017. Click through the slideshow below to get a taste of what they accomplished!
Sydney Scheirey and Joseph Gorecki, both rising Chemistry seniors, have been doing research abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai since May. In their down time, they have been able to see some of China’s famous landmarks – and shared some of their experiences with us!
The University of Connecticut has been expanding its efforts to provide open access resources, including open source textbooks, for student use.
Open source textbooks are educational resources published with an open licensing agreement. These textbooks are available for free online or in print with a minimal charge to cover the cost of printing the material. (The Daily Campus) Continue reading
The 2017 cohort of University Scholars has been selected. Among them, are Chemistry undergraduates Maneesh Koneru and Vincent Pistritto. Details about the students, their projects, and their advisory committees can be found on the University Scholar website.
Read more about University Scholars here >>>