The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of changes. There is a lot to adjust to and it can be a bit overwhelming. Various units in the College of Arts and Sciences have put together a list of resources to help students navigate various aspects of their health, housing, and economic well-being.
View the list here: ASC Student Well-Being Resources
Campus finally looks like a winter wonderland! This is a perfect opportunity to explore the chemistry that makes winter so special.
To see more of Brunning’s work, go to compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.
Offered in Spring 2020.
MWF 1:50 – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney
Students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in CHEM 5240: Introduction to Protein Modeling.
The course allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, using molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics) as applied to large biological molecules such as proteins. The course focuses on the application of modern modeling techniques, rather than the mathematical formulation, used to solve current problems in biochemistry and pharmacology. The course runs like a workshop with extensive computer time using modern protein modeling software.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)
Offered in Spring 2020.
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:35am – 10:55am
Dr. Josh Goldberger
Nanoscale materials are materials with nm size dimensions, with properties that exist in the border between molecules and solids. Due to the unique properties that emerge in this regime, these materials have already impacted numerous industries including electronics, energy generation and storage, and medicine. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to nanoscale materials, their synthesis, their unique properties, and applications.
Prerequisites: Students should have completed General Chemistry II (Chem 1220, 1620, 1920H) and will need instructor permission.
Offered in Spring 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35am – 10:55am
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Callam
Prereqs: CHEM 2520 or 2620 or 2920
The main objective of CHEM 5430 is for students to gain a better understanding of glycol-science. Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, including nomenclature, protecting groups, glycoside synthesis, biosynthesis and biology, and NMR methods.
This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.
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Most ants you encounter on campus are harmless, however a good majority of ant species are stinging ants! Check out this infographic on the chemistry story behind ant venom and the pheromones they emit to communicate with each other.
This infographic was created by Andy Brunning. To see more of Brunning’s work, go to compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.
Check out this infographic and read why you may want to choose your sunscreens carefully!
This graphic was created by Andy Brunning for Chemical & Engineering News.