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Armstrong Professors Awarded $330,000 U.S. DOE Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

(November 16, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a $330,967 grant to Donna Mullenax, Janel Smith and Elizabeth Williams. The two-year grant will support STEM education in Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS).

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Armstrong State University Chemistry Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

(July 15, 2016) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $279,297 to seven chemistry professors at Armstrong State University.  Dr. Brandon P. Quillian (Principal Investigator), Dr. Sarah E. Gray, Dr. Gary Guillet, Dr. Cliff Padgett, Dr. Nathaniel Shank, Dr. Mitch Weiland and Dr. Sarah Zingales received a two-year grant for “Polymer Chemistry: Cross-linking the Curriculum (PC3).” The grant supports the infusion of polymer chemistry, a multidisciplinary science, throughout the curriculum.

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Armstrong Biochemistry Student Named American Chemical Society Scholar

(June 16, 2016) – Alexis Fields, a Biochemistry major at Armstrong State University, has been named a 2016-2017 Scholar by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific professional society dedicated to advancing chemistry, supporting diversity and encouraging future chemists. Fields is one of only 130 students selected from across the United States for this prestigious honor.

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Dr. Brent Feske awarded $407,452 in grant money toward research in biocatalysis.

(October 22, 2015) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $407,542 to Dr. Brent Feske, associate professor of chemistry and interim associate dean of the College of Science and Technology, and Georgia Institute of Technology Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Dr. Andreas Bommarius. 

 
Announcing the 2015 Georgia Power Scholars in the Department of Chemistry and Physics

(Jul 06, 2015) - Congratulations to the 2015 Georgia Power Scholars from the Chemistry and Physics Department.

 
Dr. Baird publishes a paper on gravitational potential in the Physics Educator

(Jun 22, 2015) - The paper, titled "Gravitational Potential: A Thought Experiment," describes an experiment related to the gravitational analog to electrostatic potential which is taught in the second semester physics.

 
Dr. Padgett publishes a paper in the New Journal of Chemistry

 (Jun 11, 2015) - The paper co-authored with colleagues from Georgia Southern University describes the novel sensor that can "sense" common anion.

 
Drs.Quillian and Padgett publish a paper with two undergraduate Armstrong students.

(Jun 11, 2015) - The paper appearing in the journal Acta Cryst describes the x-ray structure of 3-amino-4-nitrobenzyl acetate.

 
Drs. Lynch, Padgett and Quillian publish a paper with undergraduate chemistry major John Haddock

(Jun 11, 2015) - The article appearing in the journal Acta Crystallographica, Structural Chemistry describes the synthesis, characterization and structural determination of the first reported cationic square planar tetrathione gold(III)  complex in the literature.

 
Student Honored with Georgia Legislative Academic Recognition Day Award

(March 20, 2015) — Armstrong State University senior Blair Weaver was honored with the Georgia Legislative Academic Recognition Day Award during the University System of Georgia’s board meeting in Atlanta on March 18. 

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Georgia Power Donates $20,000 to Support STEM Initiatives

(Feb. 4, 2015) — Cathy Hill, vice president of Georgia Power’s Coastal Region, recently presented Armstrong State University president Dr. Linda M. Bleicken with a check for $20,000 from the Georgia Power Foundation to benefit the university’s College of Science and Technology and ongoing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives. 

 
University Launches New Monthly Science on Tap Series on Feb. 12

(Jan. 21, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap, a new monthly event that is free and open to the public, on Feb. 12 at Savannah Coffee Roasters, located at 215 W. Liberty St.