NSF Fellowships Give Students Means to Aim Big with Their Research

Students recognized with graduate research fellowships, honorable mention

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships through the foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. MyKayla Williamson, a senior anthropology major; Austin Wallace, a senior chemistry major; and Benjamin Savino, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering science, are the three students. Athena Flint, aRead the story …

Chemistry Professor Named 2022 Rising Star

Davita Watkins among nine honored by ACS Women Chemists Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – Davita Watkins, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a 2022 Rising Star Award by the American Chemical Society‘s Women Chemists Committee. This award “recognizes exceptional early to midcareer women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level … to help promoteRead the story …

Chemistry Professor, Diversity Official Honored for Student Service

EJ Edney, Eden Tanner earn Frist Award for passion to serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Norris “EJ” Edney, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have been selected as this year’s Frist StudentRead the story …

Alumnus Selected for Prestigious Teacher Fellows Program

Christopher Fox among 31 nationwide in 2022 Knowles Teacher Initiative cohort

OXFORD, Miss. – Christopher Fox, a recent University of Mississippi alumnus embarking upon a teaching career at Oxford High School, has been selected for inclusion in a prestigious teacher fellows program. Fox, who earned his bachelor’s degree and doctoral in chemistry from UM, is among 31 teachers nationwide chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative forRead the story …

Three UM Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Record-breaking class of honorees awarded for excellence in STEM studies and research

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time at the University of Mississippi, three students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of Lexington, Kentucky, all members of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, have become the university’s 19th, 20th andRead the story …

Riding on Red Blood Cells

Professor's drug delivery research could improve treatment options for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor and her team of researchers are working on new ways to use red blood cells and platelets to transport chemotherapies and other medicines to specific areas of the body, which could greatly reduce patients’ side effects. Eden Tanner, UM assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has beenRead the story …

Nathan Hammer Selected for 2021 Faculty Achievement Award

Award recognizes classroom instruction, student involvement, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Nathan Hammer’s life changed forever with a simple question. Hammer, the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, was in an honors freshman chemistry class at the University of Tennessee when his professor asked about his major. Hammer said he didn’t have one. The professor asked,Read the story …

Chemistry Professor Examines New Forms of Fuel from Sunlight

Research could open door to transforming carbon dioxide into energy

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi chemistry professor is exploring novel materials that could unlock a future sunlight-driven energy infrastructure. Using a recent National Science Foundation award, Jared Delcamp is researching how new types of metal catalysts, or materials that speed up chemical reactions to allow practical access to fuel, can be applied toRead the story …

Opening Tiny Worlds of Exploration

NSF funding provides new imaging microscope for UM research

OXFORD, Miss. – A powerful new imaging instrument arriving soon on the University of Mississippi campus promises to open novel worlds of research exploration. Through a National Science Foundation grant, the university is acquiring an advanced Fourier transform infrared, or FTIR, imaging microscope, a device that can chemically analyze, identify and measure tiny samples, suchRead the story …

Greg Tschumper Wins Top Research Award

Professor known for his research into theoretical and computational chemistry

OXFORD, Miss. – A big year just got much bigger for Greg Tschumper. The University of Mississippi chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry was named the winner of the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (April 30) during the spring faculty meeting. Created in 2008, the award is the university’s highestRead the story …