Iota Sigma Pi Chapter Initiates New Members, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

| November 10, 2008

The Lanthanum Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, the national honor society of women in chemistry, will hold its fall initiation ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17 at Sweet Briar College. The ceremony also marks the 10th anniversary of the Lynchburg, Va.-area chapter, which is made up of students from Sweet Briar, Randolph College and Lynchburg College.

The evening’s events begin with a 5 p.m. lecture by Nancy Mills, professor of chemistry at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The lecture, which is open to the public, will be held in Heuer Auditorium at Guion Science Center.

Mills joined Trinity’s faculty in 1979 and specializes in organic chemistry. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and American studies from Grinnell College.

“Dr. Mills’ professional experiences in chemistry have focused on supporting an exciting and dynamic research program in which undergraduates have played a key role,” Jill Granger, professor of chemistry at Sweet Briar, wrote in an e-mail. “Her service to the Council of Undergraduate Research underscores her commitment to the education of chemistry students through research experiences.”

Mill’s lecture — the only public event that evening — will be followed by a dinner, new member initiation and a dessert reception.

The following students will be initiated into the Lanthanum Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi:

Sweet Briar College:
Rebecca Adams
Logan Fitzgerald
Jenna Wasylenko
Casey Pacheco
Madeleine MacIntire

Randolph College:
Aliyah Barrett
Elizabeth Robinson
Rebika Shrestha
Amy Thruston
Archana Datta

Category: Chemistry, Uncategorized