Promotions and awards:
- Dr. Chris Veldkamp is recommended to be promoted to an Associate Professor with tenure, pending to the approval of the Board of Regents.
- Dr. Chris Veldkamp received College of Letters and Sciences Excellence in Research Award (2012).
- Dr. Paul House is recommended to be promoted to an Associate Professor with tenure, pending to the approval of the Board of Regents.
- Dr. Hephzibah Kumpaty is now promoted to Professor.
- Dr. John Ejnik is now promoted to Associate Professor.
- Dr. Jessica Menke has been hired as an Assistant professor (August 2011). She specializes in chemical education. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2011.
- Dr. Steven Girard has been hired as an Assistant Professor (August 2013). His specialization is in the area of nano-materials. He got his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2012.
- Dr. Veldkamp received a three-year, $334,633 Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2011.
- Dr. Jessica Menke and Dr. Kim Naber were involved in the development of laboratory safety training in Second Life. Their project results evolved into a business plan which placed in two competitions (UWW Warhawk Business Plan Competition - 2nd place & BizStarts Business Plan Competition - 3rd place). This then led to the project continuing at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center iHUB and iFellow programs during the summer of 2012.
Additional positions held by Chemistry personnel:
- Dr. Catherine Chan is the director of Undergraduate research Program
- Dr. John Ejnik is the coordinator for Integrated Science and Business majors
Science Undergraduate Research Program
Drs. Catherine Chan, Elisabeth Harrahy and Paul House, three faculty members from the Biological Sciences and Chemistry Departments at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, received a grant from the Merck/ AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program to conduct summer research on pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) with six undergraduate students each year for three years (2009 – 2011).