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Department of

Chemistry

We think chemists have all the solutions.

Our chemistry program integrates classroom instruction with laboratory experimentation and faculty-student collaborative research.

One ongoing project involves developing a new method of indenoannulation, which is the process used to synthesize organic molecules that could be used in solar cells. The goal is to define a more viable and efficient source of alternative energy using solar power.

As a chemistry major, you can engage in research activities during the academic year and conduct stipend-bearing research during the summer.  You might choose to investigate topics in green chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or biochemistry.
 

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    At a recent medical conference for vascular surgeons in New Jersey, the research presentation given by a Washington College undergraduate beat out the competition from medical residents and medical fellows vying for the Robert Hobson II, M.D. Award.

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    After a summer internship in Philadelphia at a world-renowned institute that studies the chemistry and genetics of senses, Emily Evans ’15 has a new focus on her future.
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    After a summer internship in Ecuador, during which she did lab research in computational chemistry while immersing fully in Spanish, Misbath Daouda ’15 will present her findings at an international conference in the Galapagos Islands.

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