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If you’re interested in a career with the Bate College Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, please see our current Faculty Positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Assistant In Instruction Alyson Farrington
Chemistry and Biochemistry BonneyScence Center laboratory, BSC 360

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Jonathan Witt, 

Working with spill kit for hazardous chemicals and in forensics lab.

Chemical Stockroom and Safety Technician
Science Resource Support Services
Bonney Science Center, Room 161

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Geneva Laurita teaches in Bonney Science Center 310.

CHEM 316 - Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
A study of selected advanced topics in inorganic chemistry. Topics may include bioinorganic chemistry, inorganic materials science, and inorganic reaction mechanisms. Critical reading of the current literature, and applications of inorganic research, are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 215. Enrollment limited to 19. [S] G. Laurita.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

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Ossie Heard ’22 of Newark, N.J., is the lab’s teaching assistant.“It was fascinating to see an actual reaction.”Students create the phenomenon of chemiluminescence during an organic chemistry lab taught by Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Andrew Kennedy.The reaction was tested in a darkened area just off the first-floor teaching laboratory of the Bonney Science Center: The organic compound luminol, in the presence of iron, will decompose and produce light.

Read the learning goals for the Biochemistry Major.

Students looking at the glass in the lab.

Summer research students, working under the supervision of  Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colleen O’Loughlin, admire the well-organized symmetry of her lab glass that they’ll use this summer. From left, Diana Rodriguez ‘24, Julie Jesurum ‘22, Joanna Atwater ‘23, and Nick Gajarski ‘24.

Other photos include them looking at her office and at work in her lab. They also stop to chat with Professor Paula Schlax. _____________________

Other two students are
Anna Gouveia '22 of Jenkintown, Pa.
Sam Colesworthy '22 of North Yarmouth, Maine

Read the learning goals for the Chemistry Major.