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Department of Chemistry Zachariah M. Heiden Group

Group Events

The Heiden group coordinates two group events per year.  One is a wine tasting trip to one of the wine regions of Eastern WA.  The second is the student’s choice.

Heiden Group Christmas Party (December 6, 2019)

The Heiden group Christmas party was cookie decorating party, and each group member was asked to bring a traditional holiday dish.

Brena: Mashed potatoes & peanut butter pie

Tanner: German mac n’ cheese

Cole: Honey glazed rolls

Alex: Roasted carrots, asparagus, & bacon wrapped asparagus

Zach: Ham & cranberry stuffing

 

Pumpkin Carving (October 19, 2019)

For the student selected event of 2019, we had a cookout/potluck and carved pumpkins.

 

Heiden Group Christmas Party (December 7, 2018)

The Heiden group Christmas party was an ugly sweater party, where each group member was asked to bring a traditional holiday dish.

Brena: Ham and pineapple sauce

Tanner: German mac n’ cheese

Jacob: Blue cheese chicken casserole

Blake and Drayko: Scalloped potatoes

Dana: tofu dish

Zach: cheesecake and chocolate cake

 

Regional ACS Meeting in Richland (NORM) (June 24-28, 2018)

For the student selected event and wine tasting event of 2018, the group attended the regional ACS meeting (NORM) and then went wine tasting at the Red Mountain Wineries.

Pictures from NORM 2018

For our wine tasting event, we visited: Terra Blanca, Col Solare, Hamilton Cellars, Hedges, Kiona, and Barnard Griffin, followed by dinner at Bob’s Burgers and Brews.

Jordan’s Going Away Party (May 9, 2018)

Heiden Group Christmas Party (December 8, 2017)

The Heiden group Christmas party was an ugly sweater party, where each group member was asked to bring a traditional holiday dish.

 

Tri-Cities Wine Festival  (November 11, 2017)

For the student selected event and wine tasting event of 2017, the students chose to the Tri-Cities Wine Festival.

 

Ian, Nick, and Robby’s Going Away Party at Dr. Heiden’s House (April 29, 2017)

Nick showing off his wine.
Ian showing off his wine.
Ian (left), Robby (center), and Nick (right) showing off their graduation cake.
Nick emptying his wine.
Ian showing off his empty wine bottle.

Hiking at Moscow Mountain  (October 29, 2016)

For the student selected event of 2016, the students chose to go hiking at Moscow Mountain, followed by lunch/dinner at La Casa Lopez.

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The group posing before the hike.
The group posing before the hike.
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Wine Tasting in Prosser (August 13, 2016)

Wineries visited: 14 Hands, Daven Lore, Smasne, Airfield Estates, Thurston Wolfe, and McKinley Springs

Brief Stop at Chukar Cherries

Dinner at Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar

Nick and Ian receiving their wine tasting glasses.
Nick and Ian receiving their wine tasting glasses.
Wine tasting glass for the trip to Prosser.
Wine tasting glass for the trip to Prosser.
Jessica (Zach's wife) in front of the horse fountain at 14 Hands winery.
Jessica (Zach's wife) in front of the horse fountain at 14 Hands winery.
Zach, Nick, and Ian at 14 Hands Winery
Zach, Nick, and Ian at 14 Hands Winery
Ian and Nick at Daven Lore
Ian and Nick at Daven Lore
Outside of Daven Lore the remnants of the recent wild fire can be seen.
Outside of Daven Lore the remnants of the recent wild fire can be seen.
Brief stop at Chukar Cherries in between wine tastings
Brief stop at Chukar Cherries in between wine tastings
Lunch in Vintner's Village outside of McKinley Springs
Lunch in Vintner's Village outside of McKinley Springs
Heading into Smasne and Tudor
Heading into Smasne and Tudor
Jessica and Ian heading down the runway outside of Airfield Estates
Jessica and Ian heading down the runway outside of Airfield Estates
Ian and Nick at Airfield Estates
Ian and Nick at Airfield Estates
Zach, Ian, and Nick at Thurston Wolfe
Zach, Ian, and Nick at Thurston Wolfe
Ian and Nick at McKinley Springs
Ian and Nick at McKinley Springs
Nick, Ian, and Zach outside of Vintner's Village
Nick, Ian, and Zach outside of Vintner's Village
Dinner at Twig's Bistro and Martini Bar
Dinner at Twig's Bistro and Martini Bar
Nick and Ian showing off their purchases at the end of the day.
Nick and Ian showing off their purchases at the end of the day.

Extreme Mini-Golf, Cookout, and Watching The PhD Movie (August 15, 2015)

For the student selected event of 2015, the students chose to go “Extreme Mini-Golfing” at Airway Hills, followed by a cook out and watching The PhD Movie at ZMH’s house.

 

Heiden Group going Extreme Mini-Golf at Airway Hills
Heiden Group going Extreme Mini-Golf at Airway Hills
Rules for the student selected event: Extreme Mini-Golf
Rule for the student selected event: Extreme Mini-Golf
Nick on hole 2 (stand only on right foot whole hole)
Nick on hole 2 (stand only on right foot whole hole)
Paige on hole 5 (use club as pool cue)
Paige on hole 5 (use club as pool cue)
Ben on hole 5 (use club as pool cue)
Ben on hole 5 (use club as pool cue)
Ben on hole 8 (hold club backwards)
Ben on hole 8 (hold club backwards)
Rocio on hole 8 (hold club backwards)
Rocio on hole 8 (hold club backwards)
Nick on hole 10 (use only right hand whole hole)
Nick on hole 10 (use only right hand whole hole)
Nick using the Hello Kitty pencil on hole 11
Nick using the Hello Kitty pencil on hole 11
Nick on hole 12 (pigeon toed whole hole)
Nick on hole 12 (pigeon toed whole hole)
Nick on hole 14 (switch hit whole hole)
Nick on hole 14 (switch hit whole hole)
Paige on hole 15 (demi plie whole hole)
Paige on hole 15 (demi plie whole hole)
Rocio picking her ball out of the water on hole 17
Rocio picking her ball out of the water on hole 17
Cookout at ZMH's house afterwards
Cookout at ZMH's house afterwards

 

Visit to the Palouse Discovery Science Center (August 11, 2015)

To get ideas for possible outreach projects with the Palouse Discovery Science Center, we took a trip to the explore the current exhibits to help brainstorm ideas.

 

Heiden group exploring the exhibits at the Science Center
Heiden group exploring the exhibits at the Science Center
Paige and Nick digging for dinosaur bones in lentils
Paige and Nick digging for dinosaur bones in lentils
Rocio playing Dance Revolution
Rocio playing Dance Revolution
Ben playing basketball with glasses that throws off depth perception
Ben playing basketball with glasses that throws off depth perception

 

Wine Tasting in Walla Walla (June 6, 2015)

Wineries visited: Robinson Ranch Cellars, Gramercy Cellars, Sweet Valley Winery, Dunham Cellars, Cavu Cellars, and Morrison Lane

Dinner at Red Monkey

 

Having breakfast before heading out for wine tasting
Having breakfast before heading out for wine tasting
Paige and Rocio
Paige and Rocio
Paige and Rocio looking at the engraved wine glasses
Paige and Rocio looking at the engraved wine glasses
Nick and Ben looking at the engraved wine glasses
Nick and Ben looking at the engraved wine glasses
The group before heading out
The group before heading out
Wine tasting at Robinson Ranch Cellars
Wine tasting at Robinson Ranch Cellars
Gramercy Cellars
Gramercy Cellars
Wine tasting at Gramercy Cellars
Wine tasting at Gramercy Cellars
Group photo at Gramercy Cellars
Group photo at Gramercy Cellars
Group Photo outside of Sweet Valley Wines
Group Photo outside of Sweet Valley Wines
Nick and Paige posing with the props found at Sweet Valley Wines
Nick and Paige posing with the props found at Sweet Valley Wines
Nick trying to catch Paige with a net at Sweet Valley Wines
Nick trying to catch Paige with a net at Sweet Valley Wines
Paige holding a large bottle of wine at Sweet Valley Wines
Paige holding a large bottle of wine at Sweet Valley Wines
Graduate students at Sweet Valley Wines
Graduate students at Sweet Valley Wines
Group dressing up in props available at Sweet Valley Wines
Group dressing up in props available at Sweet Valley Wines
Lunch at Dunham Cellars
Lunch at Dunham Cellars
Wine tasting at Dunham Cellars
Wine tasting at Dunham Cellars
Rocio approving of a 7-up red wine mix at Dunham Cellars
Rocio approving of a 7-up red wine mix at Dunham Cellars
Group picture at Cavu Cellars
Group picture at Cavu Cellars
Wine tasting at Cavu Cellars
Wine tasting at Cavu Cellars
Wine tasting at Morrison Lane
Wine tasting at Morrison Lane
Ben playing the piano at Morrison Lane
Ben playing the piano at Morrison Lane
Ben and Paige showing off the Dolcetto at Morrison Lane
Ben and Paige showing off the Dolcetto at Morrison Lane
Nick playing the bass at Morrison Lane
Nick playing the bass at Morrison Lane
Dinner at Red Monkey Lounge
Dinner at Red Monkey Lounge
Everyone showing off their purchases at the end of the day
Everyone showing off their purchases at the end of the day
Graduate students showing off their purchases at the end of the day.
Graduate students showing off their purchases at the end of the day.

 

KP and Jamie’s Going Away Dinner at Banyan’s (August 18, 2014)

 

KP showing off his wine bottles that he will be taking with him to Ohio.

 

Wine Tasting in Walla Walla (August 16, 2014)

Wineries visited: Palencia Wine Company, Walla Faces, Kontos Cellars, Cavu Cellars, Dunham Cellars, and L’Ecole #41

Dinner at Aloha Sushi

 

 

Kayaking at Wawawai County Park (July 24, 2014)