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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).

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Chemistry SURF pre-applications due February 1st!

Interested in doing cool chemistry research at Smith this summer? Best thing to do is to talk to any of our faculty about current research opportunities. Students wishing to work with Chemistry Department faculty in the SURF Program must first complete a brief pre-application. The Chemistry department requires this additional application and uses it to best match students with faculty and opportunities. Don't forget to fill out the final Science Center SURF application once you get the go ahead from your future research advisor! This final application (due February 13th) and further details about Smith's SURF program can be found in this Clark Science Center page

Chemistry Seminars and Lectures

As soon as the academic year starts, we will start our seminar series. Chemists and biochemists from around the country present their current research. Check out the "Seminar Schedule" for upcoming events. A summary of Molecular and Life Sciences presentations is also linked to in our "Seminar Schedule" page.

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: Jeannie Lee, Megan Neubig, Quinn Anex-Ries

Juniors: Dardalie Brooks, Peyton Higgins, Lindsey Lord