Wmhd Rose Hulman Homework

Word reached me the other day that my college alma mater’s radio station, WMHD at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, is permanently shutting down its transmitter and will only stream on the Internet from now on. I guess it was inevitable. I don’t think college kids really listen to the radio anymore.

That wasn’t true a quarter century ago when I was a student. The iPod and Pandora were way off in the future – and more importantly, so was industry deregulation, which led to big companies gobbling up stations and watering down their programming so much that there’s no compelling reason to listen.

Radio was once a strong drive among Rose-Hulman students. It started in 1969 when students built a carrier-current AM station they called WRTR. The signal ran through the campus’s electrical system; you had to plug your radio into the wall to pick it up. But students dreamed of over-the-air broadcasting on FM. In 1981, after completing a bunch of engineering studies and filling out a pile of FCC paperwork, they got their license.

Me on the air in 1989

By the time I reached Rose-Hulman in 1985, WMHD was an active, thriving station. I joined the dozens of students who did weekly two-hour air shifts. There were enough of us that we were on the air from 7 am to 1 am on weekdays, and 24 hours a day on the weekends. We were a free-format station – you always heard whatever music the student on the air wanted to play. We hardly sounded professional, but none of us cared much. Listeners could hear the fun we were having.

Unfortunately, that listenership was small, thanks largely to our weak signal. At 160 watts, WMHD could be heard only within about two miles of campus. (We did get request-line calls from inmates at the federal penitentiary way across town, though. I never figured out how they heard us!) We yearned for a signal that covered the city.

It happened in 2003 when a religious broadcaster wanted to build a station that would interfere with WMHD’s signal. They paid to move the station to a new frequency and increase power to 1,400 watts. At last, you could hear WMHD all over Terre Haute!

But it was for nothing. Every time since then that I’ve visited Terre Haute and tuned to WMHD, I heard nothing but music, with no DJs ever. I don’t know why they didn’t fully staff the broadcast day, but I do know that they increasingly relied on some software that a student wrote to automate the station. Meanwhile, the station started streaming on the Internet. You can hear it here, if you want, but I wouldn’t bother. What’s the point of a radio station that’s just an iPod full of somebody else’s favorite music?

Because I found work in Terre Haute after I graduated in 1989, I kept doing weekly air shifts at WMHD into the early 1990s. Here’s 45 minutes of one of my last shifts, from January, 1992. You’ll hear my favorite music at the time, which was heavily influenced by 1970s progressive rock. Even if you aren’t a prog-rock fan, I think you’ll find this to be very listenable – because I took great care to mix the songs well, creating good transitions based on mood, key, and tempo; and because I came on the air from time to talk to you, which made it personal.

A lot of things have to happen to make a radio station viable, including a good signal and strong promotions to attract listeners. But once you get listeners to tune in, what keeps them there is compelling programming. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I think that the magic formula has never changed: it’s about the people on the air as much as or more than the music that is played. It’s people that make radio fun and interesting. When a station forgets that, it quickly slides into obscurity and irrelevancy. That’s what happened at WMHD. That’s what much of the industry is doing to itself. It’s no wonder kids today don’t listen to the radio.

I did the morning show on WMHD
for a couple years. Hear it here.

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MICHAEL J. SHEVLIN


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Objective:Advancing my career at Merck & Co., Inc. 
 
Experience:Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Process Research & Development, Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ 
Associate Principal Scientist, Chemistry6/16 - present
Senior Scientist, Chemistry8/12 - 5/16
Research Chemist10/08 - 7/12
Staff Chemist9/06 - 9/08
  • Supported all phases of drug discovery and development pipeline with innovative, timely, industry-leading catalytic chemical processes implemented on mg to 100+ kg scale
  • Became departmental expert in asymmetric hydrogenation through work on over 40 projects
  • Developed fundamental research program in precious and base metal-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation encompassing internal research and external academic collaborations
  • Managed high-throughput experimentation laboratory for asymmetric catalysis and gas reactions
  • Mentored colleagues, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and summer interns
 
Ivy Tech State College, Lafayette, IN8/04 - 5/06
Adjunct Professor
  • Taught nine sections of introductory, general, and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses over five semesters
  • Designed and prepared instrumental and wet chemistry laboratory experiments
  • Developed course material for new general chemistry course
  • Developed online material to supplement course work
 
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL8/01 - 4/04
Teaching / Research Assistant
  • Developed a concise synthesis of polyoxamic acid using a chelation-controlled Strecker reaction
  • Procured solvents, reagents, and common laboratory supplies for a twenty-person research group
  • Taught five laboratory and seven recitation sections of organic chemistry over five semesters
  • Delivered lectures for professors in absentia
  • Wrote quizzes, proctored examinations, and graded exams, quizzes, homework, and labs
  • Provided supplementary information on the internet to assist learning outside the classroom
 
Rose-Hulman Department of Chemistry, Terre Haute IN3/00 - 6/01
Teaching Assistant
  • Taught two laboratory sections of analytical chemistry
  • Graded examinations, quizzes, lab reports, and homework for general and organic chemistry
  • Operated the NMR spectrometer for four laboratory sections of organic chemistry
 
Central States Analytical, Evansville IN6/00 - 8/00
Analytical Chemist
  • Developed and verified HPLC methods for nutritional supplements and pharmaceuticals
  • Performed routine HPLC analysis of pharmaceuticals, wastewater samples, and vitamins
  • Performed lab work and maintained documentation in accordance with GLP guidelines
 
Rose-Hulman Instructional Services, Terre Haute IN8/98 - 3/00
Audio-Visual Technician
 
Advanced Audio Concepts, Evansville IN8/92 - 8/98
Audio Engineer
  • Produced live audio for concerts, conventions, and meetings
  • Operated a digital multitrack recording studio
  • Installed new equipment and serviced old equipment
 
Education:University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, ILGPA 4.00 / 4.00
M.S. Organic Chemistry, July 2004
 
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, INGPA 3.67 / 4.00
B.S. Chemistry, minor in Chemical Engineering magna cum laude, May 2001
 
Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, Muncie, IN
Indiana Academic Honors Diploma, May 1998
 
Related Courses:Advanced Organic Chemistry, Organic Structure Determination, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Organic Chemistry, Peptide Synthesis, Biochemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Glassblowing, Material and Energy Balances, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Materials Science  
 
Skills:
  • High-throughput experimentation, transition metal catalysis, glovebox techniques, HPLC, SFC, GC, preparative chromatography, NMR, IR, organic synthesis, statistical design of experiments
  • Symyx LEA, Insight II, Gaussian 98, Cerius2, Spartan, Chemdraw, Design Expert, Maple, Matlab, C++, C, Java, HTML, CSS, Linux, Windows, IRIX, DOS, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access
  • Skilled in the operation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment and instrumentation
  • Adept in the classroom, teaching laboratory, and research laboratory
 
 
Publications:
  • Krska, S. W.; DiRocco, D. A.; Dreher, S. D.; Shevlin, M.  The Evolution of Chemical High-Throughput Experimentation To Address Challenging Problems in Pharmaceutical Synthesis. Acc. Chem. Res.2017, ASAP.
  • Hyde, A. M.; Zultanski, S. L.; Waldman, J. H.; Zhong, Y.-L.; Shevlin, M.; Peng, F.  General Principles and Strategies for Salting-Out Informed by the Hofmeister Series.  Org. Process Res. Dev.2017, 21, 1355-1370.
  • Shevlin, M; Guan, X.; Driver, T. G.  Iron-Catalyzed Reductive Cyclization of o-Nitrostyrenes Using Phenylsilane as the Terminal Reductant.  ACS Catal.2017, 7, 5518-5522.
  • Shevlin, M.  Practical High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists.  ACS Med. Chem. Lett.2017, 8, 601-607.
  • Humphrey, G. R.; Dalby, S. M.; Andreani, T.; Xiang, B.; Luzung, M. R.; Song, Z. J.; Shevlin, M.; Christensen, M.; Belyk, K. M.; Tschaen, D. M.  Asymmetric Synthesis of Letermovir Using a Novel Phase-Transfer-Catalyzed Aza-Michael Reaction.  Org. Process Res. Dev.2016, 20, 1097-1103.
  • Chung, J. Y. L.; Shevlin, M.; Klapars, A.; Journet, M.  Asymmetric Synthesis of N-Boc-(R)-Silaproline via Rh-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydrosilylation of Dehydroalanine and Continuous Flow N-Alkylation.  Org. Lett.2016, 18, 1812-1815.
  • Chung, C. K.; Cleator, E.; Dumas, A. M.; Hicks, J. D.; Humphrey, G. R.; Maligres, P. E.; Nolting, A. F.; Rivera, N.; Ruck, R. T.; Shevlin, M.  A Synthesis of a Spirocyclic Macrocyclic Protease Inhibitor for the Treatment of Hepatitis C.  Org. Lett.2016, 18, 1394-1397.
  • Shevlin, M.; Friedfeld, M. R.; Sheng, H.; Pierson, N. A.; Hoyt, J. M.; Campeau, L.-C.; Chirik, P. J.  Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Alkene Hydrogenation of α,β-Unsaturated Esters: High-Throughput Experimentation-Enabled Reaction Discovery, Optimization, and Mechanistic Elucidation.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 3562-3569.
  • Friedfeld, M. R.; Shevlin, M.; Margulieux, G. W.; Campeau, L.-C.; Chirik, P. J.  Cobalt-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Minimally Functionalized Alkenes: Isotopic Labeling Provides Insight into the Origin of Stereoselectivity and Alkene Insertion Preferences.  J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 3314-3324.
  • Christensen, M.; Nolting, A.; Shevlin, M.; Weisel, M.; Maligres, P. E.; Lee, J.; Orr, R. K.; Plummer, C. W.; Tudge, M. T.; Campeau, L.-C.; Ruck, R. T.  Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Methyl-β-cyclopropyldihydrocinnamates.  J. Org. Chem.2016, 81, 824-830.
  • Molinaro, C.; Scott, J. P.; Shevlin, M.; Wise, C.; Menard, A.; Gibb, A.; Junker, E. M.; Lieberman, D.  Catalytic, Asymmetric, and Stereodivergent Synthesis of Non-Symmetric β,β-Diaryl-α-Amino Acids.  J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 999-1006..
  • Buitrago Santantilla, A.; Regalado, E. L.; Pereira, T.; Shevlin, M.; Bateman, K.; Campeau, L.-C.; Schneeweis, J.; Berritt, S.; Shi, Z.-C.; Nantermet, P.; Liu, Y.; Helmy, R.; Welch, C. J.; Vachal, P.; Davies, I. W.; Cernak, T.; Dreher, S. D.  Nanomolar-Scale High-Throughput Chemistry for the Synthesis of Complex Molecules.  Science2015, 347, 49-53..
  • Hoyt, J. M.; Shevlin, M.; Margulieux, G. W.; Krska, S. W.; Tudge, M. T.; Chirik, P. J.  Synthesis and Hydrogenation Activity of Iron Dialkyl Complexes with Chiral Bidentate Phosphines.  Organometallics2014, 33, 5781-5790.
  • Friedfeld, M. R.; Shevlin, M.; Hoyt, J. M.; Krska, S. W.; Tudge, M. T.; Chirik, P. J.  Cobalt Precursors for the High-Throughput Discovery of Base Metal Asymmetric Alkene Hydrogenation Catalysts.  Science2013, 342, 1076-1080.
  • Spahn, E.; Albright, A.; Shevlin, M.; Pauli, L.; Pfaltz, A.; Gawley, R. E.  Double-Asymmetric Hydrogenation Straegy for the Reduction of 1,1-Diaryl Olefins Applied to an Improved Synthesis of CuIPhEt, a C2-Symmetric N-Heterocyclic Carbenoid.  J. Org. Chem.2013, 78, 2731-2735.
  • Stewart, G. W.; Shevlin, M.; Yamagata, A. D. G.; Gibson, A. W., Keen, S. P.; Scott, J. P.  Enantioselective Synthesis of β-Aryloxycarboxylic Esters via Asymmetric Hydrogenation of β-Aryloxy-α,β-Unsaturated Esters.  Org. Lett.2012, 14, 5440-5443.
  • Mangion, I. K.; Ruck, R. T.; Rivera, N.; Huffman, M. A,; Shevlin, M.  A Concise Synthesis of a β-Lactamase Inhibitor.  Org. Lett.2011, 13, 5480-5483.
  • Shevlin, M.  Sulfate Additives Generate Robust and Highly Active Palladium Catalysts for the Cyanation of Aryl Chlorides.  Tetrahedron Lett.2010, 51, 4833-4836.
  • Mangion, I. K.; Nwamaba, I. K.; Shevlin, M.; Huffman, M. A.  Iridium-Catalyzed X-H Insertions of Sulfoxonium Ylides.  Org. Lett.2009, 11, 3566-3569.
  • Ruck, R. T.; Huffman, M. A.; Kim, M. M.; Shevlin, M.; Kandur, W. V.; Davies, I. W.  Palladium-Catalyzed Tandem Heck Reaction / C-H Functionalization - Preparation of Spiro-Indane-Oxindoles.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2008, 120, 4789-4792.
  • Ghosh, A.; Shevlin, M.  The Development of Titanium Enolate-Based Aldol Reactions.  In Modern Aldol Reactions Vol. 1: Enolates, Organocatalysis, Biocatalysis, and Natural Product Synthesis.  Marhwald, Ranier, Ed.; Wiley-VCH, 2004, pp 63-125.
 
Patents:
  • Dumas, A. M.; Scott, J. P.; Shevlin, M.; Liu, Z.; Chung, K. Y. L.; Xu, F.; Meng, D.; Gudipati, V.  Methods of Preparing Hydroxylamine Derivatives Useful in the Preparation of Anti-Infective Agents.  Int. Patent Appl. WO2017136254, 2017.
  • Chung, J. Y. L.; Kassim, A.; Limanto, J.; Shevlin, M.; Maligres, P. E.; DiRocco, D. A.; Dropinski, J. F.; Mathew, R.; Ji Chen, Y. N.; Sherer, E.; Reibarkh, M.; Klapars, A.; Hyde, A.; Zultanski, S.; Moment, A.; Simmons, B.; Davis, T. A.; Wright, T. J.; Calanria, R.; Campeau, L.-C.  Process for Making Chloro-Substituted Nucleoside Phosphoramidate Compounds.  U.S. Patent Appl. 15/427674, 2017.
  • Isaacs, R. C. A.; Thompson, W. J.; Williams, P. D.; Su, D.-S.; Venkatraman, S.; Embrey, M. W.; Fisher, T. E.; Wai, J. S.; Dubost, D. C.; Ball, R. G.; Choi, E. J.; Pei, T.; Trice, S. L.; Campbell, N.; Maddess, M.; Maligres, P. E.; Shevlin, M.; Song, Z. J.; Steinhuebel, D. P.; Strotman, N. A.; Yin, J.  HIV Integrase Inhibitors.  U.S. Patent 8,513,234, Aug 20, 2013.
  • Blizzard, T. A.; Chen, H.; Gude, C.; Hermes, J. D.; Imbriglio, J. E.; Kim, S.; Wu, J. Y.; Ha, S.; Motko, C. J.; Mangion, I.; Rivera, N.; Ruck, R. T.; Shevlin, M.  Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors.  U.S. Patent 8,487,093, Jul 16, 2013.
 
Presentations:
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at Seoul National University, 5 Jul 2017.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 4 Jul 2017.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at Pohang University of Science and Technology, 3 Jul 2017.
  • Shevlin, M.  Industrially Relevant Cobalt-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation: A Highly Efficient Synthesis of Levetiracetam.  Presented at 19th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis, 26 Jun 2017.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at Shanghai SynTheAll Pharmaceuticals Co., 23 Jun 2017.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 22 Jun 2017.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at Emory University, 29 Nov 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  Industrially Relevant Cobalt-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation: A Highly Efficient Synthesis of Levetiracetam.  Presented at JST-Princeton University Base Metal Catalysis Symposium, 2 Sep 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation-Enabled Reaction Discovery, Development, and Mechanistic Elucidation: Cobalt- and Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Olefins.  Presented at Takasago International Corporation, 20 Jul 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation-Enabled Reaction Discovery, Development, and Mechanistic Elucidation: Cobalt- and Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Olefins.  Presented at Nagoya University, 19 Jul 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation-Enabled Reaction Discovery, Development, and Mechanistic Elucidation: Cobalt- and Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Olefins Presented at Kyoto University, 15 Jul 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation.  Presented at 20th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, Kyoto, Japan, 14 Jul 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation-Enabled Reaction Discovery, Development, and Mechanistic Elucidation: Cobalt- and Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Olefins.  Presented at University of Tokyo, 8 Jul 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at University of California-Berkeley, 28 Mar 2016.
  • Shevlin, M.  Homogeneous Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Olefins.  Presented at International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI, 2015.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at University of Illinois-Chicago, 1 Oct 2015.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Presented at Princeton University, 27 Apr 2015.
  • Shevlin, M.  High-Throughput Experimentation for Chemists: Large Arrays of Rationally Designed Experiments for Solving Complex Chemical Problems.  Merck Process Chemistry Training Series, 14 Nov 2014.
  • Shevlin, M.  Base Metal Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation.  Presented at 19th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, Ottawa, ON, 2014.
  • Shevlin, M.  Adventures in Transition Metal Catalysis: High Throughput Experimentation-Enabled Reaction Discovery, Development, and Optimization.  Presented at 246th ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2013.
  • Shevlin, M.  Remarkable Effect of Sulfate Additives on the Palladium-Catalyzed Cyanation of Aryl Chlorides.  Presented at the 240th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, 2010.
 
Honors:
  • US EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for Greener Synthetic Pathways, 2017
  • American Chemical Society Technical Achievement in Organic Chemistry Award, 2013
  • Merck Special Achievement Award, 2014, 2013, 2011
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2003
  • University of Illinois at Chicago University Fellowship, 2001, 2003
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology William Albert Noyes, Sr. Award in Chemistry, 2001
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Presidential Scholarship, 1998-2001
  • Indiana Academic Honors Diploma
  • Attended Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
 
 
Activities: 
  • Second Place, Internet Raytracing Competition, May-June 2004
  • Superintendent, Vanderburgh County 4-H Aerospace Program
  • President, Rose-Hulman Chess Club
  • Second Place, Rose-Hulman Campus Chess Tournament, 2001
  • Recording Studio Director, WMHD radio station
  • First Place, State American Chemical Society Advanced Examination, 1998
  • First Place, Indiana Junior Academy of Science Examination, 1998
  • First Place, State Junior Engineering and Technical Society Team Examination, 1998
  • 10 year 4-H member with 29 champion and 8 reserve champion awards
  • Club Master, American Contract Bridge League
  • Team Captain, Indiana Academy Solar Car Team
 



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