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Nikki Lawless, a Nicholls chemistry alumnus, has been named to manage the Waterford 3 Chemistry Department.  Waterford 3 is a nuclear power plant operated by Entergy.  Lawless has worked there for 18 years, ever since she served at Waterford as a college intern.  Congratulations Nikki!

Jonathan Comeaux, chemistry major, finished second overall in LSU’s Collegiate Race Weekend.   Great job, Jonathan! Photos at: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151379985028562&set=oa.605010262861702&type=1&theater Also, see the Nicholls Cycling Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/499925633370166/

ES&H Consulting Services, Inc. is searching for chemistry students to begin a career with their firm. ES&H’s Consulting and Training Group provides consulting and compliance services to the oil and gas industry. Recent chemistry graduates that may be interested in this industry, please e-mail a resume to employment@esandh.com.

Ormet Primary Aluminum Corporation, located in Burnside, Louisiana is accepting applications for a Laboratory Technician. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and a background in chemistry. Starting salary is ~$20/hour + benefits. Contact Tami Diez Templet at 225-474-1645 or Tami.Templet@ormet.com for more information.

Kaisa Young was recently awarded a Professional Development Award from the Association for Women in Science.  This multi-disciplinary, national program provides travel funding for early career scientists to attend a conference or training.  Dr. K. Young was one of only two scientists to receive this award in 2013. http://www.awis.org/

Chad & Kaisa Young were both selected to attend the From Stars to Life Conference in Gainesville, Florida from 3-6 April 2013.  This conference, which is by invitation only, aims to “connect our understanding of star formation, planet formation, astrochemistry, and astrobiology.” http://conference.astro.ufl.edu/STARSTOLIFE/STL/Home.html

Chad Young, Kaisa Young, & Jim Baker received a Nicholls Instructional Technology award in February 2013.  This award provided for binoculars, iPods, and other materials to provide star parties to the students of Nicholls.  In February and March, Drs. K. Young and Baker have hosted 1 nighttime star party and several solar viewing opportunities.

Kaisa Young, assistant professor of physics, was accepted for a NASA award through the Louisiana Space Consortium.  Dr. Young will study the large-scale star formation in the Perseus molecular cloud. http://laspace.lsu.edu/

Jonathan Comeaux, chemistry major, recently placed 6th in the road race time trial at Texas A&M; he placed eighth in the criterium and helped his teammate to finish second.  Cycling races often require team effort where one teammate will assist another teammate.  Jonathan is a member of the Nicholls Cycling Club: http://nicholls.collegiatelink.net/organization/cycling

Shell Oil Company is seeking an undergraduate chemistry student to work at the NORCO manufacturing complex during Summer 2013.  See Dr. Giannamore for more information or apply at: http://www.shell.us/aboutshell/careers-tpkg/students-and-graduates/how-do-i-apply/apply-internship.html

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