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Congratulations to these Skidmore chemists receiving awards!

Matthew Lueckheide '17 and Kristine Vorwerk '17 received the Charlotte W. Fahey prize, awarded annually to two outstanding seniors in the Department of Chemistry.

Arlene Hernandez '17 and Ahmed Ismail '18 received SEE-Beyond awards to support summer experiences beyond Skidmore.

Justin O'Sullivan '17 received the ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry.

Veronica Mierzejewski '19 received the ACS Organic Chemistry award.

Katie Pelham '20 received the General Chemistry award.

Nicholas Friedman '17 received the Jo C. Hebard ’69 Memorial Prize, awarded to an outstanding senior who, through academic achievement and community service, demonstrates particular promise of making a significant contribution in the field of health and human services.

Kristine Vorwerk '17 received recognition as a top 5 presenter at the undergraduate poster session of the ACS Computers in Chemistry division at the Spring 2017 meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, CA.

Elise Tierney '18 was one of only two undergraduate poster competition winners at the 31st Protein Society Annual Symposium in Montreal, Canada, in August.  Sampriti Thapa and Lieza Chan also contributed to the work presented in the poster.

Chemistry is the scientific investigation of the composition of matter and its transformations. Chemistry is at the heart of modern scientific and technical inquiry--from the composition of distant stars, to geochemical transformations taking place deep within our own planet, to modern pharmaceuticals and high-performance materials, to our own bodies. Indeed, chemistry is often dubbed the "central science," as knowledge of modern chemistry is key to advances in fields as diverse as geology, neuroscience, molecular biology, and materials science.

Students who major in chemistry at Skidmore College will graduate with a strong foundation in the chemical sciences, with hands-on experience using modern instrumentation such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and with experience in conducing research and the opportunity to participate in internships to refine their skills.