The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is on the Approved List of the American Chemical Society (ACS), a distinction earned by fewer than half of the nation’s chemistry departments. Courses are taught by dedicated professors who hold Ph.D.s in a specific area of chemistry specialization and are highly active in independent research projects, although their primary interest and responsibility is offering excellent classroom instruction, overseeing student research and assisting students outside of the classroom.
Students have outstanding research opportunities—including immersive faculty-mentored research projects; access to well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories, extensive scientific instrumentation, computer facilities and a rich chemistry library; and forums to present their results at regional and/or national professional conferences. Graduates are poised to excel in graduate school and in fascinating career areas such as medical discoveries in the health technologies, computer technology, clothing and textiles, foods and nutrition research, industrial research and materials sciences.
MSUM Chemistry major Connie Anderson was selected as a Chemistry Ambassador for her work on active chemical demonstration display cases. The Chemistry Ambassadors program is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Connie was selected and interviewed at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Dallas, and her work is highlighted in a [...]
Friday, March 28 | 3-3:50 p.m. | 325 Hagen Hall MSUM Physics and Astronomy seminar series presents “Physics in Life, AFTER , A “lifetime” in Physics,” featuring Bruce Flaig (1972, Physics & Chemistry). Flaig writes about his presentation: Or, “How I’ve tried to use physics throughout a life that never quite went in the direction [...]
Effect of polymer structure on properties and their applications Friday, March 28 | 2 p.m. | SL 102 Featuring: Neena Ravindran, Ph.D., Principal R&D Scientist, Tecton Products, Fargo, N.D. This talk will focus on structure-property relationships in coating systems based on unsaturated polyester chemistry and their effect on end-use properties. Examples of applications will include [...]
Eight student members of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Club presented their research and community involvement work at the 247th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, Texas. In addition to presenting posters, the students participated in a number of career preparation and networking workshops presented by the ACS, and got to [...]