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.
For chemistry major Beatrice Keller ’19, an “I’ll just go and see” opportunity turned into a day of unexpected learning.
Patrick Ginther ’17 finds questions, answers, and connections in the enormous and ever-changing puzzle that is the field of biochemistry.
Laurel Jones ’16 is combining art and chemistry in her Senior Capstone Experience project, part of which is on display at the Kohl Art Gallery as artwork made of soil-based paint.