Leslie Lyons, Professor of Chemistry, works with a student in one of the labs in Noyce

Chemistry

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 to teach others through our mentor program. You’ll also have the flexibility to design a major that suits your interests including, for example, completing an ACS certified program. Our majors go onto graduate programs in a variety of disciplines and international fellowships.

Department News

Madison Wardlaw '20

Competitive Fellowship Awarded to Chemistry Major

Chemistry major Madison Wardlaw ’20 won a highly competitive WW Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship for 2020–21.
Physics majors George Abreu ’22, Courtney Carter ’21, and Avery Barnett ’21, and chemistry major Clinton Sabah ’21

Four Reasons to Attend a Research Conference as an Undergrad

Whether you’re presenting your own research or just immersing yourself in the experience, a conference can be an exciting opportunity for young scholars.
Nora and Ben place a greek vase in a spectrometer machine

Chemical Connections: Classics and Chemistry Collide with Research on Greek Vase

What’s the connection between olive oil, an ancient Greek vase, and X-ray fluorescence analysis? That’s exactly what Nora Madrigal ’19 and Ben Hoekstra ’19 sought to find out from a research project in their Chemistry 358: Instrumental Analysis class.

Department Information

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