Chemistry offers extraordinary solutions during times of extraordinary challenge. New methods for making molecules and materials have had a transformational impact on our lives and the materials that surround us, and powerful tools for characterizing molecular processes allow us to understand how to do so efficiently, safely, and with minimized environmental impact. Nearly every area of science, technology, and medicine has been revolutionized by fundamental discoveries at the molecular level. Purdue Chemistry offers students the opportunity to:
- Learn from world-class scientists who are focused on undergraduate education.
- Access to state-of-the-art instrumentation to prepare you for jobs in the chemical industry.
- Take your studies abroad to develop your skills at the international level.
Undergrad News . . .
In November 2018, undergraduate students from our department attended the East Central Illinois ACS Conference in Champaign, Ill. Mara Fattah, Alyssa Lambrecht, and Elizabeth Thayer received awards for Outstanding Poster Presentations, and Clare Gallagher was recognized for Outstanding Oral Presentation. Attending the conference:
Jiachong Chu (Prof. Shah)
Madison Edwards (Prof. Cooks)
Mara Fattah (Prof. Shi, BMS, BME)
Chrishan Fernando (Prof. Tran, Ag Biochem)
Lawrence Fung (Prof. Schmidt)
Clare Gallagher (Prof. D. Thompson)
Alyssa Lambrecht (Prof. Sintim)
Eric Liu (Prof. Li)
Tianhong Ouyang (Prof. Claridge)
Ben Oxley (Prof. Ren)
Takeru Saito (Prof. Dai)
Alexander Tesmer (Prof. Tantama)
Elizabeth Thayer (Prof. Chopra)
Justin Wong (Prof. C. Thompson)
Jeff Zhang (Prof. Kenttamaa
In December, undergraduate student Kasey Hilton and a team of Purdue students will take part in a Mars simulation mission at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. Hilton is a senior from Houston. The program was established by the Mars Society in 2001 to better educate researchers, students and the general public about how humans can survive on the Red Planet.
Undergraduate student Ben Oxley and Professor Tong Ren will receive the 2018 American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research at the Spring 2019 National ACS Meeting in Orlando. Oxley, a senior from Houston, will give a talk during the INOR-sponsored “Frontiers in Undergraduate Research” symposium.
Undergraduate biochemistry student Chrishan Fernando has been awarded a 2018-19 Astronaut Scholarship. A native of Carmel, Ind., Fernando is a member of Purdue Student Government and the president of the Purdue Science Student Council. The scholarship honors the very best and brightest college students pursuing degrees in STEM majors at select institutions.
Purdue has broken ground on a truly groundbreaking building − a STEM teaching facility will be the first new space of its kind at Purdue in nearly 50 years, housing labs of the future for the College of Science’s Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry. Read more
Chemistry senior Eric Klipsch will be the student responder in the Friday (Division II) commencement ceremony. His address will focus on communicating science to the broader world. The Evansville native will attend IU School of Medicine in the fall.
Several Chemistry students presented posters at the Purdue Undergrad Research Conference. Chemistry represented 10-percent of the College of Science (CoS) and our students had 15-percent of the posters in the CoS division, including Ashley Varney, a freshman studying in the Tantama Group.