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Opportunity Meets Initiative for UNCG’s Goldwater Scholar

2024 Goldwater Scholar Marcos Tapia

UNC Greensboro is proud to announce that third-year chemistry student, Marcos Tapia, has been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Tapia, a first-generation college student from Winston-Salem, was among only 438 students chosen nationwide for the Goldwater honor, which awards $7,500 a year, to cover up to two years of tuition expenses.


Dr. Maia Popova Receives New NSF Grant To reform Chemistry Lab Instruction

Dr. Maia Popova and Dr. Mitchell Croatt have received a new five-year, $967,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to improve chemistry instruction and student learning in laboratory courses. The project — Broadening Instructional Innovation in the Chemistry Laboratory through Excellence in Curriculum Development — is a … Continued


Pre-Dentistry Students Make a Shining Impact in Guatemala

Group of people in scrubs in Guatemala in front of mountains

Students who want to pursue a medical specialty, like dentistry, can find opportunities that not only give them real world experience in their chosen field but fill their desire to serve. Over the winter break, members of the UNCG chapter of VAW Global Health Alliance visited Guatemala to work in a dental clinic.


Chemistry Department, Professor Honored For Military-Friendly Practices

Chemistry Department group shot

UNC Greensboro continues to be recognized for its support of military-affiliated students. Recently, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was honored with the Seven Seals Award by the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), recognizing their departmental support of members of the U.S. National Guard and Reserve. In … Continued


Chemistry Ph.D. Student and Army Reservist Finds His Way at UNCG

Garett Barto holds his Army uniform

Garett Barto is not your traditional college student. On top of managing the demanding schedule of a PhD student in UNCG’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, he also currently serves as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.  So when he’s not in the lab researching the deadly bacteria Bacillus anthracis … Continued


RISE Network’s 2023 Steven Nils Ulosevich Speaker – Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D.

Esther Ngumbi headshot

  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & The RISE Network are thrilled to present Dr. Esther Ngumbi, the RISE Network’s 2023 Steven Nils Ulosevich Speaker. Please note that Dr. Ngumbi will be giving a talk titled “Towards the Understanding of Microbe Conferred and Chemical-Mediated Plant-Insect Interaction” at a special … Continued