Opportunities in Biological Chemistry

Academic Opportunities

Research and Projects

Majors are encouraged to participate in research projects with faculty in biology or chemistry. All of the instrumentation in both the biology and chemistry departments is available for research projects of biological chemistry majors.  Current Grinnell College students will find a list of research opportunities on the Science Division GrinnellShare site (login required).  You will find descriptions for research projects with professors on campus, as well as a number of off-campus opportunities.

Awards, Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Information for many summer grants are on GrinnellShare (login required), including a Noyce/Intel Grant.

Information for many scholarships can be found on GrinnellShare (login required), including Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, and Rhodes Scholarship. 

Activities and Organizations


The departments of Biology and Chemistry both hold seminars during the academic year. Seminars on Biological Chemistry occur each semester as part of these lectureship series. 

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Grinnell College has an active local chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

For more information about the society, please contact Grinnell's Chapter Adviser, Heriberto Hernandez-Soto.


The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.

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