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Drs. Matthew King and Owen McDougal have a new publication out in BMC Informatics. Their research involves testing small molecule drugs for new uses by using specialized software to help theoretically “screen” molecules that can be used for a variety of therapeutic applications. Read more here.


Campus Awards Ceremony Group PhotoThe 2018 Campus Award recipients were honored at a ceremony hosted by the Boise State Student Involvement and Leadership Center. Dr. Henry Charlier (pictured far right) received the David S. Taylor Service to Students Award, and chemistry major Micah Buckmiller (pictured second from the right) received the Spirit of Boise State Award. Read more here.


Eric Brown & Joseph DumiasDr. Eric Brown and Dr. Joseph Dumais have a new publication out in Polyhedron that outlines the discovery of a new ligand complex of zinc(II) that coordinates with nitrogen and sulfur. Read more here.


Henry CharlierDr. Henry Charlier is being honored with the 2018 University Foundation Scholar Award for service. This award is given to Boise State faculty who demonstrate ongoing commitment, expertise, and accomplishments in professionally related service. Read more here.


Micah BuckmillerChemistry major Micah Buckmiller has been selected as a 2018 Top Ten Scholar, a recognition given by the Boise State Alumni Association to students who achieve exceptional academic success. Read more here.


Maranda CantrellBoise State Biomolecular Sciences graduate student Maranda Cantrell is teaming up with Dr. Owen McDougal to help Idaho potato processors stay globally competitive. Read more here.


Chem Club at ACS Conference March 2018The Boise State ACS Chemistry Club presented at the 255th ACS National Conference in New Orleans. Read more here.