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  1. Three students examine a beam of light being projected through a series of circular lenses.

    Grinnell Science Project Means Family

    Sep 27, 2022
    On the thirtieth anniversary of the Grinnell Science Project, the Student Assistants of GSP reflect on community, confidence, and becoming ambassadors to their peers.
  2. A student wearing a lab coat, exam gloves and a mask looks through a microscope.

    Delving Deeper: Science Faculty Receive Half a Million Dollars from the National Science Foundation to Expand Microscopy Work

    Sep 06, 2022
    Clark Lindgren, Keisuke Hasegawa, Pascal Lafontant, Vida Praitis, Josh Sandquist, and Mark Levandoski were awarded the NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant to purchase a laser scanning confocal microscope, a breakthrough in the research capabilities of faculty and students throughout the sciences at Grinnell.
  3. Professor Leggans teaching chemistry

    Exploring Organic Chemistry

    Jul 12, 2022
    Organic Chemistry I (CHM 221) is a collaborative course in which you work with other students during labs to practice teamwork, study scientific concepts, and support one another. The course focuses on structures, reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopy of compounds. You will familiarize yourself with procedures, practice documentation, and gain hands-on experience with tools and materials used in a chemistry lab.
  4. Professor Trimmer and 2 students in biochem lab

    Tiny Enzymes, Huge Potential

    Jul 12, 2022
    Bioorganic Chemistry (CHM 330) focuses on enzymes, proteins that are catalysts within cells. This in-depth study of enzymes allows you to explore advanced biochemistry, applying principles and techniques you learned in organic chemistry to the study of biological reactions.
  5. Mark Levandoski

    Professor Mark Levandoski Awarded Major National Science Foundation Research Grant

    Jun 30, 2022
    Professor of Chemistry Mark Levandoski has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Re-Entry to Active Research program grant of $123,674 (CHE-2204419) to help him reengage in his academic research after a four-year period serving as one of the College’s associate deans and interim registrar. NSF funding will help him to expand his skillset and apply new techniques to understanding the mechanism of the receptors by learning a computational research approach called molecular dynamics.
  6. Jennifer Fulton wearing lab goggles standing by whiteboard

    Understanding the World Through the Lens of Chemistry

    Apr 22, 2022
    Jennifer Fulton ’15 is living her dream as a principal scientist in medicinal chemistry at Cogent Biosciences, and it all began at Grinnell. 
  7. Students and professor examine water sample

    More than Just a Class About Water

    Apr 20, 2022
    Aquatic Geochemistry (CHM 340) is a thought-provoking combination of readings, classroom discussion, and hands-on learning. The course explores the chemical processes that control freshwater and marine systems.
  8. Chase Holdener receives ’23 Goldwater Scholarship

    Apr 04, 2022
    The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prominent national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise to become this nation’s next generation of research leaders in their fields.
  9. Danforth Lecture Series Presented by the Chemistry Department

    Feb 15, 2022
    Molecular architects find inspiration from nature for clues to designing new chemical compounds. Danforth lecture: Putting Atoms in their Place One Bond at a Time.
  10. Portrait of Ariel Richards

    Student Research Enhances the Antibacterial Effectiveness of a Common Sugar Alternative

    Oct 18, 2021
    Ariel Richards ’23 carries out research that helps develop drugs from compounds produced by organisms through the College’s Mentored Advanced Project program and the American Society of Pharmacognosy’s Summer Research Fellowship.

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