Anne and Meredith Interview with the ACS to Celebrate The International Day of Women and Girls In Science

Feburary 11th was the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate this, the American Chemical Society published a collection of interviews with female ACS journal editors and female scientists to whom they have been a mentor. Be sure to read Anne and Meredith’s interview!

Meredith Presented about Science Communication at the AAAS Conference

Last month, Meredith Fore attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas! She represented Engage, a graduate student-run science communication organization. Over the course of the conference, Meredith attended talks and workshops focusing on how to engage the public about science, and how to make science as an institution more open for everyone! She also presented a poster on a study of Engage’s communication course outcomes.  Meredith really is a “Force for Science!”

McCoy Group Representatives at the Inaugural Northwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference

Victor Lee presented his first talk titled “Calculating Overlap Integrals Using Diffusion Monte Carlo” at NWTCC on October 27, 2017.   Way to go Victor!

On October 28, 2017, Meredith Fore won the Journal of Chemical Physics Poster award at NWTCC for the poster titled “Investigation of Correlated Distance Distributions in CH5+ and Deuterated Analogs.” Well done, Meredith!



Congratulations to Laura, Bernice, and Meng for successful thesis defenses!

Dr. Meng Huang defended his thesis titled “Spectroscopy Studies of Free Radicals and Ions Containing Large Amplitude Motions” on December 15th, 2017.

Dr. Bernice Opoku-Agyeman’s thesis was titled “Complexities in Nonadiabatic Dynamics of Small Molecular Anions” and she defended it on August 16, 2017. 

Dr. Laura Dzugan’s defended her thesis titled “Theoretical Treatments of the Effects of Low Frequency Vibrations on OH Stretches in Molecules and Ion-Water Complexes That Undergo Large Amplitude Motions” on April 10, 2017.

Congratulations to all three! Well done!