Chemistry Department

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to provide professional development for students and faculty alike in the chemical sciences with a focus on a program which makes a difference locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The Department of Chemistry serves as an advocate and conduit for the nexus of discovery, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge of the chemical sciences among academic units and programs of the University as reflected in the excellence of teaching, research, and service of our faculty and students.

News

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, both the Chemistry Building and the Science Laboratory Buildings are closed to students until further notice. If you need assistance, please use the Contact Us page to contact the appropriate party.

As substantially all department employees are working from home, our primary means of communication is email. You may also call and leave a voicemail. Voicemails will be checked from off campus on a regular basis.

To assist with this transition, we have also launched a new form for requesting an override. You can access it from the Contact Us page or by clicking the button below.

Request an Override

For advising, please email your advisor. You can find your advisor in PAWS by clicking on the Student Services & Financial Aid tab, Student Records, and selecting General Student Information. 

"During March 2-5, 2020, students from the Chemistry Department's CH101 (Survey of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry) laboratories had the opportunity to interact with the personnel from the USA Simulation Program relating to Experiment #4 in their spring semester laboratory experiments. Approximately 215 students listened to Dr. Mike Jacobs, who is the Director of the program, for a 60-minute lecture on solutions, concentration gradients, and IV bags. Students were then able to setup IV bags on simulation patients while working with medical personnel from the USA Simulation Program. " - Richard O'Brien

During February 12-18, 2019, students from the Chemistry Department's CH101 (Survey of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry) laboratories had the opportunity to interact with the personnel from the USA Health System and the Human-Patient Simulation Program relating to Experiment #4 in their spring semester laboratory experiments. Over 260 students listened to Dr. Mike Jacobs for a 60-minute lecture on solutions, concentration gradients, and IV bags. Students were then able to setup IV bags on simulation patients while working with medical personnel from the Human-Patient Simulation Program.

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Barletta and Mrs. Diane Roe.  They have been appointed Associate Professor Emeritus and Instructor Emeritus, respectively, "in recognition of [their] achievements in teaching, in service to the University, in the generation of new knowledge through research and scholarship, and for serving as a consistently inspiring influence to students over a long period of time, as evaluated by [their] peers and the academic administrative officers of the University."

Congratulations to all five (5) Chemistry faculty who were recently recognized as Top Profs through the Sally Steadman Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board.  The event offers an opportunity for students to share how members of South impact their lives in a positive way through the areas of teaching, research, and service.  When looking at the number of academic units recognized, Chemistry had more faculty recognized than any other group on campus!