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Jeff Day graduated with a B.S.in Chemistry from Boise State University in 1987, then went to Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where he received a M.S. in Chemistry in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1995. Currently Jeff is a part of the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Federal management team for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Office of Science has a distinguished track record with 88 Nobel Prizes in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, and Physiology and Medicine. Jeff is the Federal Program Manager for Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD). The LDRD program at PNNL does highly innovative and exploratory research that fits into the mission of PNNL including strategic initiatives for the growth of the Laboratory. These mission areas include advancements in physics, chemistry, biology, energy, and environmental sciences. Jeff is also the Federal Program Administrator for the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory which is a national scientific user facility located in Richland, Washington. Research includes biological interactions and dynamics, geochemistry/biogeochemistry and subsurface science, and the science of interfacial phenomena. Finally, Jeff is the Federal Project Director for the supercomputing effort at EMSL where massively paralleled 163 Tflop HP supercomputers are used for computational chemistry. See http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/capabilities/computing/ for more details.
Berea Williams (2005) is attending Arizona State University as a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Williams is working closely with Dr. Stephen Johnston and Dr. Hao Yan on interdisciplinary research. She has also been invited to speak in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar series at ASU. (Pictured at left)
Dr. Julia Coppola (2000) received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2007. Julia currently lives in Boise and works as a Senior Scientist at Boise Technology, Inc., and teaches as an adjunct instructor for the department.
Susan Russell (2006) graduated with emphases in forensics and biochemistry. With her B.S. degree, Susan currently works as a criminalist with Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services. Susan also plays both flute and piccolo with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Bevin (Jones) Daglen (2002) received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in September of 2008 and is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Pacific University in Oregon. Bevin and her husband Michael (2000) practice judo and brew beer for fun. (Pictured at left)
Over the last few years, many of our chemistry graduates have decided to pursue masters degrees in engineering and materials science right here at Boise State University. Currently, chemistry alumni Beth Cook (2007) and Morgan Davis (2006) are working under Dr. Kris Campbell, and Matthew Caylor (2008) is working with Dr. Inanc Senocak.