Advanced Degree Recipients pose for a photo in their regalia.

Graduate Students Receive Degrees at the 2024 Advanced Degree Conferral

Categories: Awards, Events, Students

The Department of Chemistry's 54 graduates received their advanced degrees and doctoral hoods on Wednesday, May 29.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the Department of Chemistry presented 54 graduate students with their advanced degrees and doctoral hoods.

The School of Science held the Advanced Degree Conferral Ceremony in Kresge Auditorium’s Swarj Paul Theater, where graduates took in a keynote address given by Lydia Villa-Komaroff, PhD ’75. Villa-Komaroff was one of the early group of scientists who first used the ability to join DNA from animals to DNA from bacteria to make useful proteins and to study biological processes and human diseases, including diabetes.

Prior to the degree conferral ceremony and School of Science reception, the Chemistry Department hosted a tented brunch on Walker Lawn for the graduates, their families, and members of their research groups. Guests gathered on a warm spring morning and enjoyed food, music, a photo booth, and one another’s company.

The Department of Chemistry is immensely proud of the commendable efforts and achievements of its newly-minted PhD and SM recipients, and all were happy to celebrate their accomplishments.