Chemistry often is called “the central science” because all investigations of matter at the molecular level depend on the theories and methodologies of chemistry.
Making its home in Tomsich Hall, part of Kenyon’s top-flight science quad, the Department of Chemistry contributes to interdisciplinary programs in biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience, and environmental studies.
Chemistry students have the extraordinary opportunity to join with faculty members in laboratory research. This degree of access is rare at the undergraduate level and essential to graduate work and success in the job market. Students also may compete for grants to spend the summer in Gambier as Summer Science Scholars.
March 19: Rebecca Whelan, Notre Dame, "Applying analytical tools to ovarian cancer detection: Proteomics and aptamers," Common Hour, Tomsich 101
April 2: Lynn Lecture: Trey Smith, assistant professor of neurology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, "Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis: Progress Towards Predicting an Unpredictable Disease," Common Hour, Tomsich 101
April 16: Kathryn Knowles, University of Rochester, "Synthesis, Electrochemistry, and Photophysics of Transition Metal Oxide Semiconductor Nanomaterials," Common Hour, Tomsich 101