Current Ripon News

Research in Ripon lab prepares student for medical school

Samantha Petroski ’15 has always held a variety of interests. As a biology and German major and chemistry minor, her research and academics reflect this. This summer, Petroski was involved in an innovative project after Associate Professor of Biology Mark Kainz approached her about participating. She examined the microbiomes, a body’s commensal bacteria, of bluebirds. “(The work) sounded intriguing because… Continue reading

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Ripon education lays foundation for life’s accomplishments

Andreas Antoniou Melas, ’73 of Lincolnshire, Illinois, had a long and successful career as a technologist and manager, and now has recently published a history book, “Three Hellene Cypriots: A Personal Journey and Commentary on Cyprus Modern History to 1950.” His accomplishments, he says, are due to the liberal arts and sciences education he received at Ripon College as a… Continue reading

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Ripon College receives $237,383 grant for science instrumentation

A $237,383 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant has been awarded to Ripon College to support the purchase of high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) instrumentation with accurate mass capabilities. The new instrumentation will greatly enhance the capability to perform research in organic synthesis and protein chemistry. Additionally, the capacity to perform biological and biochemical research at Ripon College will… Continue reading

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Grant to assist chemistry professor, six student positions

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Foundation. The grant, for $55,000 over two years, will provide Willoughby a stipend, fund six summer undergraduate research positions to work with Willoughby and cover the costs for Willoughby and students to travel to the American Chemical Society National… Continue reading

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Anderson ’10 Earns Ecological Award

Sarah Anderson ’10 , currently a Ph.D. student at Washington State University, was one of five students in the United States to earn an Ecological Society of America (ESA) Graduate Policy Award. This award allowed Anderson and her fellow award-winners to participate in policy training at the Ecological Society of America’s Washington DC office. Anderson was previously awarded a policy… Continue reading

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Willoughby, Reisbick ‘14 Published in Nature Protocols Exchange

Patrick Willoughby, assistant professor of chemistry at Ripon College, co-authored an article with Ripon College senior Spencer Reisbick in Nature Protocols Exchange. Their work, “Generation of Gaussian 09 Input Files for the Computation of 1H and 13C NMR Chemical Shifts of Structures from a Spartan’14 Conformational Search” details a modified protocol for conducting computational chemistry research that they developed in… Continue reading

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