Physics to be joining Organic Chemistry as a summer school offering!

nuclearfisics_bodyThe Department of Chemistry is offering CHEM 304/L – Organic Chemistry 1 (6/2/2014-7/11/2014) and CHEM 305/L – Organic Chemistry 2 (7/14/2013-8/22/2014) this summer, including the accompanying labs!

PSCI 103/L – General Physics 1 (6/2/2014-7/11/2014) and PSCI 131/L – General Physics 2 (7/14/2013-8/22/2014) are being offered as well. If you are interested in a calculus based physics course, please email tsirvent@vanguard.edu. If enough students are interested, we will add that series to our summer offering as well!

In addition, we are offering General Chemistry 2 (5/12/2014-6/20/2014) and the accompanying lab.

 

More detail is listed at the Summer School Page for the Department.

Information on how to register is available here!

For a complete list of summer courses and a complete schedule, click here!

Organic Chemistry to be offered again this summer!

The Department of Chemistry is offering Organic Chemistry 1 (6/3/2013-7/12/2013) and Organic Chemistry 2 (7/15/2013-8/23/2013) this summer, including the accompanying labs! In addition, we are offering General Chemistry 2 (5/13/2013-6/21/2013) and the accompanying lab. Registration is open now!

For a complete list of summer courses and a complete schedule, click here!

Chemistry Placement Exam is NOW Online!

The Department of Chemistry has moved to an Online Placement Exam hosted through ALEKS. ALEKS is an online-assessment and homework management system. Once you purchase access to this web-based program, you will be able to take the Placement Test as well as enroll in the homework activities of your respective Chemsitry course (NOTE: Chem 112C and Chem 120 use this website for homework exercises that are a graded component of your final grade). For more information go to: Chemistry Placement Exams.

You will be directed to take the Online Placement Test on the first day of class if you have already not done so. You will not be allowed into the course until this exam has been completed.

For Questions, please email Dr. Lorance.

Use the Get Experience Site to Search for Research Opportunities in Chemistry

The “Get Experience” site allows you to easily find undergraduate research opportunities, internships, and other chemistry-related experiences for FREE! The site offers features such as keyword, location, and chemistry field searches with helpful filters and tags. Faculty can also use this free tool to post experiential opportunities for undergraduate students. Check out www.acs.org/GetExperience to search for or post new opportunities today!

Chemistry Professor and Students to Present Research at the National ACS Meeting in March

Three students and one professor will be presenting original research at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in San Diego this March.  Emily Andrews will be presenting a poster titled “Terpene variation in various isolines of Melaleuca alternifolia” and Sanggitha Kusomo with be presenting a poster titled “Optimization of tissue culture in Melaleuca alternifolia”; both are presenting Tuesday afternoon in the General Poster session of the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  Chelsea Alfafara will be presenting a poster titled “Developing a genetic screening method for elite germplasm in Melaleuca alternifolia plantlets” in the Undergraduate Poster Session Monday afternoon.  Dr. Ted Lorance will be presenting a talk titled “Computational simulation of decarboxylation in water at high pressure and temperature:  Accuracy, insights, and unexpected results” in the Computational Chemistry for Geochemistry session Sunday afternoon.  Congratulations to these Vanguard scholars!

Chemistry Students asked to Host Undergraduate Social at the National ACS Meeting in March!!

ACS logoThe Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society at Vanguard has been asked to host the Undergraduate Social event at the 241st National American Chemical Society Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. The event is going to be held on March 27, 2011 from 8:30-11:00pm.

“This is a great opportunity for Vanguard University!” states Dr. Sirvent, Faculty Advisor of the Student Group (known on campus as the SAINTS group). Senior Sara Gunter (Biology ’11) is the chairwoman heading the committee organizing the event. “It should be alot of fun! We want to make it exciting for students and celebrate Chemistry at the same time!” “We are planning an International Theme since 2011 is designated as the International Year of Chemistry,” said Gunter.

Organizational meetings for anyone interested in helping to plan the event occurs on Fridays at 10:00am in Sci Rm 1. All interested students are welcome to attend. For more information about the Undergraduate Programming planned at the meeting, download the schedule.

Title: National ACS Undergraduate Social
Location: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA
Link out: Click here
Description: Undergraduate Social sponsored by ACS and hosted by Vanguard University’s section of the Student Affiliates of the ACS.
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2011-03-27
End Time: 23:00

Large In-Coming Class for Chemistry!

Large In-Coming Class for Chemistry!The latest numbers are showing a significant increase in the number of students enrolling at VUSC as chemistry majors! Currently there are over 30 new students interested in majoring in Biology or Chemistry! General Chemistry (Chem 120/L) is full and another section has been added! If you came to campus needing to register for Chem 120/L or Chem 112/L, space has now been made available! In addition, to accommodate increased need for Biochemistry (Chem 430/L) a new section of this course has also been added! If you are having difficulty registering or have questions about your course schedule for chemistry, please email Tara Sirvent or Sharon Fissette.

Chemistry Student of the Year 2010 Award

Joshua BixlerJoshua Bixler (’10 Biochemistry Major) was selected as the Vanguard University’s Chemistry Student of the Year for 2010. Josh is a senior who graduated in May 2010. He is planning on matriculating into Graduate school to pursue an advanced degree in Biochemistry so that he can spend his life engaged in biochemical research! Josh has also been very involved in the Vanguard Culture by being President-Elect (2007) and President (’08-’09) for the VUSC’s chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (known on campus as SAINTS). He has also been engaged in Student Ministries, participating in at least two missions trips.