The Department of Chemistry deals with the core knowledge essential to much of the scientific experimentation that influences our daily lives. From atomic theories to the basic chemical structures, the prospective chemist studies that material which forms a basis for important work in engineering, pharmacy, medicine, medical technology, dentistry, and research chemistry. The Chemistry department is approved to offer degrees certified by the American Chemcial Society (ACS); students completing the proper ACS curriculum will thus be certified by the society and department. The Department also assists in the preparation of prospective science teachers. These students, as well as those studying chemistry as part of their general education, work in modern facilities fully equipped for investigating contemporary chemistry topics.
Chemistry Department News and Events
- PUMPKIN BLAST! Come blow up some pumpkins!
Sponsored by the Alchemist Club and the BMB Club.
Friday, Oct. 30, 5pm, East of Remington Hall
- Accelerated Graduate Degree Program option is now available. Find out more here.
- Senior Seminar Speakers: 4 pm, AH 224
- Nov. 11: Sarah Fergione: "The Determination of Chemical Composition of Icy Bodies and Planetary Ice"
- Nov. 11: Alex Luke, "Using Quantum Dots as a Means for Effective Drug Delivery"
- Nov. 16: Nick Chapman, "Approaches to Production of Allose from Glucose"
- Nov. 16: Jade Mitchell, "Pesticides and Their Impact on Environmental and Biological Processes"
- Nov. 18: Sean Holloran, "Bioremediation of Organic Compounds"
- Nov. 18: Taylor Bryant, "The Biochemical Pathway of Gout Synthesis"
- Nov. 30: Deron Nero, "Luminol and its Chemical Impact on Trace Evidence Analysis in Forensic Science"
- Nov. 30: Jon Trocosso, "Applications of Nanotechnology in Medicine"
- Dec. 2: Corey Ricklefs, "Recent Advancements in Photovoltaic Cells"
- Dec. 2: Emilee Hoover, "Solutions to Environmental Mercury Contamination"
- Dec. 7: Rebecca Jordan, "The Process of Decomposition of the Human Body"
- Dec. 7: Elizabeth Basham, "Analytical Chemistry Related to Hydraulic Fracturing"
Department of Chemistry
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- our address:
Agenstein Hall Room 332
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507