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"Chemistry is a substantial science by the measures of industry, economics, and politics. As an academic discipline, it underlies the vibrant growth of molecular biology, materials science, and medical technology. Although not the youngest of sciences, its frontiers continue to expand in remarkable ways. And although it shares boundaries with every other field of science, it has an autonomy, both methodologically and conceptually."—Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry, Nalini Bhushan and Stuart Rosenfeld, editors (Oxford University Press, 2000).

News & Announcements

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

A visiting faculty position in the Chemistry Department at Smith College is open, with file evaluation beginning on February 1. This position begins in July of 2016 and is open to all fields. The details are available here..

Summer Research in Chemistry

Summer research opportunities exist in the Chemistry Department. A complete discussion of these is on the Science Center Web page under "Student Opportunities." You must complete a short survey for the Department which is available here.

Chemistry Seminars and Lectures

Chemists/biochemists from around the country present their current research. Check out the "Seminar Schedule" for upcoming events.

Chemistry Lunchbags

Every Wednesday at noon students and faculty get together for an informal presentation of their independent research projects. This semester's schedule may be found at the "Lunchbag Calendar".

Grab&Go lunch for chemistry/biochemistry students is available!

Student Liaisons

Seniors: Emilia Arguello, Noelia Matiinez-Munoz, Katie McGeough

Juniors: Quinn Anex-Ries, Jeannie Lee, Megan Neubig