News, Awards and Honors

2011

Dr. Angela Winstead and Dr. Richard Williams are awarded a 3-year, $520,497  research grant from DoD entitled "Development of a More Selective and Sensitive Method for Detecting Pathogen". 

Department of Chemistry receives 5-year approval for its undergraduate program from American Chemical Society.  The Committee for Professional Training commended the Department of Chemistry for the strong emphasis on undergraduate research and new laboratory facilities. In addition, the Department of Chemistry was also praised for efforts to develop new degree tracks in forensic chemistry and
chemical biology and attention to safety training throughout the curriculum.

Department of Chemistry establishes webpage for Alumni. Chemistry Alumni: Please send your full name, graduation year, degree and picture (optional) to Dr. Hellwig louise.hellwig@morgan.edu.

Dr. Angela Winstead wins the 2011 Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award. This Award granted for demonstrating outstanding contribution to education and the mentoring of young scientists. NOBCChE recognizes black scientists, engineers, and professors who have made significant contributions to science and/or engineering research and teaching with awards for deserving candidates.

2010

Ms. Tsehai Grell and Ms. Deveine Toney presented their work at 2010 Ana G. Mendez University System Research Symposium, San Juan, Puerto Rico (September 10-11, 2010).

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji (2010 graduate) joins PhD Program at Rice University (Fall 2010).

Ms. Melissa Pinard attended MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) (Summer 2010).

Dr. Kadir Aslan presented an invited seminar titled "Metal Nanostructures and Their Applications in Biotechnology" at the Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University,  (22 April 2010).

Ms. Melissa Pinard wins Colgate Palmolive Undergraduate Chemistry Award at 2010 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Mr. Stanley Oyaghire wins Colgate Palmolive Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Award at 2010 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Charlee McLean wins the A.P. Kennedy Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award 2010 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Charlee McLean wins Travel Award from the Maryland ACS local section

Ms. Charlee McLean wins Travel Award from ACS (National)

2009

Ms. Melissa Pinard wins 1st Place in Environmental Sciences at 2009 Annual HBCU-UP National Undergraduate Research Conference

Mr. Stanley Oyaghire wins 2nd Place at 2009 Annual HBCU-UP National Undergraduate Research Conference

Mr. Stanley Oyaghire wins Honorable Mention at 2009 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Charlee McLean wins 1st Place in Chemistry and Chemical Sciences 2009 Annual HBCU-UP National Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Charlee McLean wins 1st Place in Biochemical Applications at 2009 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Charlee McLean wins The Greater Washington Institute of Chemists Award

Ms. Charlee McLean wins Martin Luther, Jr. Scholarship

Ms. Charlee McLean wins Morgan State University's Organic Chemistry Award

Ms. Charlee McLean wins Lucy Holmes Scholarship (Morgan State Women)

Ms. Charlee McLean wins Morgan State University's Summer Research Program Award for Outstanding Research

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji wins 2009 The American Institute of Chemists Award

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji wins Rohm and Haas Undergraduate Research Award at 2009 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji wins Honorable Mention at 2009 NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference Colgate-Palmolive Undergraduate Research Competition

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji wins 2009 The National Society of Black Engineers / Battelle Collegiate Scholar Award

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji wins 1st Place in Biological and Chemical Sciences at UMBC'S Annual Undergraduate Symposium

2008

Dr. Alvin Kennedy wins Dr Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

Ms. Melissa Pinard wins 3rd Place in Chemical Sciences at 2008 HBCU-UP National Research Conference

Ms. Melissa Pinard wins 2nd Place in Biological and Chemical Sciences at UMBC'S Annual Undergraduate Symposium

Ms. Melissa Pinard wins Morgan State University's Summer Research Program Award for Outstanding Research

Mr. Stanley Oyaghire wins 3rd place at 2008 Annual HBCU-UP undergraduate Research Conference

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji wins The Outstanding Morgan Male Scholar Award, 2008-09

Mr. Abdul-Rahman O Raji wins Outstanding Performance in Critical Thinking Development Award at Morgan State University NSF-RISE/ HBCU-UP Summer Research Program

Mr. Dharendra Thapa wins 1st place in Chemical Sciences at 2008 Annual HBCU-UP undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Ieashia Lewter wins 1st place at 2008 NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Evelyne Ntam wins 1st place at 2008 NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Mr. Oyebola Oladeinde 2nd place 2008 NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Yanique Thomas and Ms. Sarah Addae wins Honorable Mention at 2008 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

Ms. Racquel Jemison wins Rohm and Haas Undergraduate Research Award at 2008 Annual NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference

2007

Ms. Krystal Hart wins 2nd place in Oral Presentation Competition at 2007 HBCU-UP National Research Conference

Ms. Racquel Jemison wins 3rd place in Oral Presentation Competition at 2007 HBCU-UP National Research Conference

Ms. Nikia Smith wins 2nd place at 2007 NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference Colgate-Palmolive Undergraduate Research Competition

Ms. Krystal Hart wins 2nd place at 2007 NOBCChE Undergraduate Research Conference Colgate-Palmolive Undergraduate Research Competition