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The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...
The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology...

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"When you get something right in lab, it's like making a birdie or getting a one-putt," says Stephanie Spahr '14. She joins her mentor, chemistry professor Stephen Sieck, to share stories about "failed" experiments, organic chemistry, and finding success in the top programs in...

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College Resources for Chemistry Students INVESTIGATIONS - A Handbook for Biology and Chemistry Courses Access to Chemical Literature - GC Libraries Biological Chemistry Program GC Health Professions Advisory Committee - HPAC Grinnell Science Project - GC Science Division...
College Resources for Chemistry Students INVESTIGATIONS - A Handbook for Biology and Chemistry Courses Access to Chemical Literature - GC Libraries Biological Chemistry Program GC Health Professions Advisory Committee - HPAC Grinnell Science Project - GC Science Division...
Instrumentation Chromatography 4 Gas Chromatographs- Capillary HP5890 SERIES II Gas Chromatograph-Thermo Trace Ultra w/mass spec detector Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatograph- Waters Acquity w/mass spec detector High Performance Liquid Chromatograph- HP1090 w/DA detector 4...
Jonathan Brown, Professor of Biology The National Science Foundation has funded, "Evolution of Color Variation in Hawaiian Damselflies: Causal Links for an Ecological Selection Hypothesis," as part of its Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions program (DEB...
SEPC (Student Educational Policy Committee) Members Send an email to one of your friendly SEPC members: Alyssa Manz '13 Jonathan Adams '13 Callie Casey '14 Stephanie Spahr '14 Elizabeth Phelan '14

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For the past decade, Grinnell College has prioritized environmental sustainability, which is itself a social justice issue, in both constructing new buildings and maintaining century-old ones. Building a Sustainable Campus The Conard Environmental Research Area’s Environmental...
Judith Klinman, professor of the graduate school and chancellor’s professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is presenting two lectures on Wednesday, Nov. 20: Scholars’ Convocation:  noon in Rosenfield Center Room 101. Chemistry Lecture: 4:15 p.m. in Noyce 2022. Both...
Judith Klinman, professor of the graduate school and chancellor’s professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is presenting two lectures on Wednesday, Nov. 20: Scholars’ Convocation:  noon in Rosenfield Center Room 101. Chemistry Lecture: 4:15 p.m. in Noyce 2022. Both...
Campus committees abound at Grinnell and are among the numerous ways for students to leave their footprint. High student participation in campus committees may be an obvious result of self-governance. */ Make Your Mark A small sample of current campus committees hints at the...
  Institutions, and not popular beliefs, cause the political and economic inequalities faced by women in the Arab world, argues Danielle Lussier, assistant professor of political science.  In “Are Arabs sexist? The institutions, perhaps, but not the people,” she, Steven Fish of...
*/ Grinnell College will host a national conference June 19-20 that seeks innovative ways to train faculty and to develop creative approaches that foster diversity and inclusion in the sciences. The conference includes four free, public keynote talks in Noyce Science Center,...
Two Grinnell students recently won awards for research presentations at the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) annual meeting in Des Moines. IPS provides networking opportunities for physiologists in applied research and teaching. “The IPS experience gives the students an...
Jessi L. Smith, a noted expert on social psychology, will deliver the Scholars' Convocation at noon Wednesday, April 1, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public with a free pizza lunch provided. Smith, a professor of psychology at...
Are you ready to shape your own learning? The individually advised curriculum at Grinnell College puts you in charge. There’s only one required course outside of your major, the First-Year Tutorial. So each semester you’ll have 16­–18 credits for exploring the academic world....
Christine Ajinjeru ’14 traveled nearly 8,000 miles to get to Grinnell College. Sarah Burnell ’14 went less than 8 blocks. Despite their differences—cultural, geographic, and otherwise—or perhaps because of them, the two Academic All-American track stars have become best friends...
Christine Ajinjeru ’14 traveled nearly 8,000 miles to get to Grinnell College. Sarah Burnell ’14 went less than 8 blocks. Despite their differences—cultural, geographic, and otherwise—or perhaps because of them, the two Academic All-American track stars have become best friends...
Tweeting, the Inez Louise Henely 1914 Best in Show-winner at the 2014 Bachelor of Arts Exhibition (BAX), is a series of 14 pieces of handmade paper with watermarks of text from Twitter. The artist, Delia Salomon ’14, explains what led her to create this work. “When I learned how...
Tweeting, the Inez Louise Henely 1914 Best in Show-winner at the 2014 Bachelor of Arts Exhibition (BAX), is a series of 14 pieces of handmade paper with watermarks of text from Twitter. The artist, Delia Salomon ’14, explains what led her to create this work. “When I learned how...
Before classes begin, the Grinnell Science Project (GSP) brings together selected students who are interested in science and creates a community that helps them feel comfortable with college life both inside and outside the classroom. “GSP was a huge blessing. For one thing, the...
Author Marjorie Bingham ’58 On May 25, 2011, Hans Wynberg, assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell from 1954–56, died in his sleep at his home in Midlaren, the Netherlands. He was 88. Wynberg had spent the day being interviewed by a Canadian documentary film crew about his...
Two Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs) in theatre, one in chemistry, an internship with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and a job managing the campus pub — the key points on Ben Doehr ’15’s resume indicate the chemistry/economics double major’s depth and breadth...
Grinnell College is a perfect springboard for students who plan to become future physicians, veterinarians, and other health professionals. Grinnell students receive expert guidance from faculty and staff and rigorous courses that help them enter the nation’s top medical and...
  First-year students in Martin Minelli's tutorial, The Person Behind the Discovery, are going deeper than the textbook entries to explore the personalities and background of people who've made outstanding contributions to science. They will be “studying the historical setting...
  First-year students in Martin Minelli's tutorial, The Person Behind the Discovery, are going deeper than the textbook entries to explore the personalities and background of people who've made outstanding contributions to science. They will be “studying the historical setting...
Methylmercury, a toxin that builds up in fish, has serious health consequences for humans. Elena Jaffer ’14 and Keaton Cameron-Burr ’15 spent the summer studying the production of this toxin in natural environments in a mentored advanced project with Andrew Graham, chemistry....

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GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College will offer the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) throughout the summer with courses taught by faculty in political science, English, and chemistry. The courses are free, and registration is requested to assist instructors in preparing for...

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As a chemistry student, you’ll enjoy small classes (including introductory chemistry), significant original research experiences in our modern laboratories, wide ranging student-faculty collaboration, varying teaching methods that serve diverse learning styles, and opportunities...
As a chemistry student, you’ll enjoy small classes (including introductory chemistry), significant original research experiences in our modern laboratories, wide ranging student-faculty collaboration, varying teaching methods that serve diverse learning styles, and opportunities...