See our advising page for useful information and a list of departmental advisers that you can contact.
Once again, there will be special SSRI programming for STEM students involved in summer research projects. A schedule of these activities can be obtained by clicking here. If you are interested in participating, talk to your research adviser or to one of the faculty organizers listed on the schedule.
Professor William Roush, Executive Driector of Medicinal Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute will be presenting the Regent Beth Fitzsimmons seminars:
Thursday, June 4, "Development of Proof-of-Concept Chemical Probes Targeting Novel Biological Targets" which is accessible to a general audience.
Friday, June 5, "Recent Studies on the Total Synthesis of Natural Products" which is accessible to science students and faculty.
For a complete listing of departmental seminars, click the link to our Seminars page.
If you are wondering what you can do with a chemistry degree, the American Chemical Society has a lot of information available on its website. Follow this link to www.acs.org/collegetocareer.
On the Student Resources page (see main menu at the left), we have links to several webpages hosted by the EMU library. These webpages contain links to sites useful for searching for chemical databases, journals, or educational materials.
Seven members of the Chemistry Department have notable service anniversaries this year. They include three valuable members of our staff, two faculty members, one full-time lecturer, and our department head. Click here to see who they are and read more about them. Posted 4/22/15.
28 Chemistry students present at the Undergraduate Symposium. The 35th EMU Undergraduate Research Symposium was held at the Student Center on Friday, March 27. The program included 23 presentations sponsored by the Chemistry Department representing the work of 28 chemistry students. Click here to see pictures and a listing of all of the Chemistry Department presentations. Posted 4/7/15.
Dr. Nirit Glazer, a part-time lecturer in the EMU Chemistry Department has recently published two research articles. The first article is entitled "Student perceptions of learning data-creation and data-analysis skills in an introductory college-level chemistry course" and appeared in Chemistry Education Research and Practice. The second article is entitled "Formative Plus Summative Assessment in Large Undergraduate Courses: Why Both?" and appeared in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Posted 3/30/15.
How a Pre-Law student became a Nuclear Scientist: Dr. Donald Wall reflects upon his time at EMU. Dr. Donald Wall is the director of the Nuclear Radiation Center at Washington State University and a 1990 graduate of EMU with a degree in Chemistry. Click here to read Dr. Wall's story of how taking a general education course totally changed his career path. Posted 3/4/15.
Professor Cory Emal is a recent patent recipient. Dr. Emal, along with colleagues from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland, received U.S. Patent 8,759,327 on June 29, 2014 for the design of molecules linked to controlling the buildup of plaque that leads to blood clots and blocked arteries in the circulatory system. Click here to read the full University Press Release. Posted 1/9/15.
EMU MS Student, Shane Canaday wins First Prize for Best Poster at the Environmental Risk and Decision Making Symposium. The symposium was sponsored by the Environmental Science and Policy program at Michigan State University. Shane is a second-year graduate student working with Professor Gavin Edwards. See Shane's poster and read more about it by clicking here. Posted 11/21/14.
EMU receives a $2 million grant to institutionalize the CSIE program. In 2005, EMU received a major five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop the Creative Scientific Inquiry Experience (CSIE) project. The intent of the project is to implement interventions that support high academic standards, promote faculty collaboration across disciplines, and increase student performance and persistence in demanding fields. The initial project was highly successful and the U.S. Department of Education has recently awarded EMU a new grant to ensure the long-term sustainability of the initiative. Professor Nina Contis of the Chemistry Department will be the project director. Read more about the grant by clicking here or click here to go to the CSIE website. Posted 11/3/14.
A complete list of Chemistry Department News stories and short items can be obtained by clicking on the link.
The Department of Chemistry is located in the recently expanded and completely renovated Mark Jefferson Science Complex. We have staff offices and labs throughout the building. The Chemistry Department office is room 541 and is open from 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday. The phone number is (734)487-0106.
Department Head: Steven Pernecky, Ph.D.
Senior Secretary: Tracey Grant
Office Secretary: Carol Orlowski
If you are interested in our programs, there is a lot of information available by clicking on the links found in the left-hand navigational pane. You can also contact the appropriate coordinator:
Undergraduate Coordinator: Tim Friebe, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator: Tim Brewer, Ph.D.
If you would like to see something that is missing from our website, have information to share, or have other constructive suggestions, we would like to hear from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Michigan University is located in Ypsilanti,MI, which is adjacent to Ann Arbor, the home of the University of Michigan. This proximity allows for active collaborations between faculty and students from both schools and access to additional facilities. Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the surrounding townships make up a metropolitan area of over 300,000 people with ample cultural, recreational, and sporting events year-round. The cities of Detroit (30 miles away) and Toledo (40 miles away) are also within easy driving distance. However, one need travel only a short distance out-of-town to find farmland and open countryside. Nearby opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as boating, fishing, hunting, and skiing, are plentiful.