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  • Congratulations to 2014 SRS awardees Anna Cholewczynski of the Bergdahl lab and Jerry Soriano of the Cooksy lab! Anna Cholewczynski received an Undergraduate Research Excellence Award for her presentation, while Jerry Soriano received a President's Award and will represent SDSU Chemistry at a CSU-wide symposium in May.
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Apr 25Dept. Seminar – Prof. Thomas Hermann, University of California, San Diego, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Apr 25Grad. Seminar – Melinda Pope, SDSU, GMCS-306, 2:00 PM
Apr 25Grad. Seminar – An Pham, SDSU, GMCS-306, 1:00 PM
Apr 25 Physics seminar: "Thermodynamics of nanoscopic particle systems," Dr. Ruben Santamaria, UNAM & U. Arizona, 2pm P-148
May 02Dept. Seminar – Dr. Hairong Guan , University of Cincinnati, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
May 02Grad. Seminar – Mona Alotaibi, SDSU, GMCS-306, 1:00 PM

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Undergraduate Advisor: David Pullman
Graduate Advisor: Thomas Cole
Graduate Admissions: Douglas Grotjahn

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