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New year, new voice

Hello everyone! My name is Erica Gunn, and I am taking over the writing of the chemistry blog for the spring semester. For those who haven't met me yet, I am a new assistant professor in the department. I'll be...

Congratulations to Melissa Lever (Chemistry '13)

Congratulations to Melissa Lever in her acceptance to work as a summer research intern in the laboratory of Dr. Jillian Goldfarb at the University of New Hampshire in Durham! We all look forward to the presentation of your research in...

Congratulations to Maureen Correlius (Biochemistry '13)

Congratulations to Maureen Correlius on being accepted into the Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at the University of Michigan for the Summer of 2012!!...

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Berger on his recent Publication

Development of the Environmental Forum: An Integrative Approach Posted: Feb 20 2012 by Michael Berger, Simmons College; Jack Duggan, Wentworth Institute of Technology; and Ellen E. Faszewski, Wheelock College In 2003, with the help of the Science Education for New...

The POLYED Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry for 2011

Congratulations to Chau Vy on being the Simmons College recipient of a POLYED Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry for 2011. The POLYED Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry Recognizes outstanding performance in Organic Chemistry by a chemistry major whose...

Stone Soup Wednesdays in the Chemistry and Physics Department

Thanks to everyone who helped make our pilot of "Stone Soup Wednesdays in the CPD" a huge success. By popular demand we are institutionalizing this new tradition in the CPD. I am proud to announce that we will continue to...

SIMMONS IS SCIENCE!!

The Inaugural CPD Fall Research Poster Session occurred on Monday, December 12th, 2011. What a huge success!! Thanks to all of the poster presenters, faculty, and visitors. 72 First-Year through Senior undergraduate women presented 36 posters covering their original research...

"Reengineering the Undergrad Lab" C&E News Sept 19, 2011

"Students at Boston-based Simmons College are part of an education experiment that has thrown out the standard approach of cookbook lab instruction and instead thrusts students immediately into integrated lab training and undergraduate research. Organic chemist Rich Gurney and his...

Congratulations to Hana Gilman (B.S. Biochemistry, '12)!

Congratulations to Hana Gilman (B.S. Biochemistry, '12)! Earning an acceptance offer for every Dental School interview is a feat that is nothing short of amazing! I agree completely with the sentiment you shared from one of the interviewers, "You Are...

Are there too many exams and quizzes in Chemistry?

While it may seem overly taxing to be required to take a quiz or an exam every Wednesday in many of our First and Second year chemistry courses, testing is proving to help people learn more effectively than other more...

Celebrating our Student's Achievements - Sara Valverde '11

Sara is currently studying abroad in Ecuador through the School for International Studies (SIT), Comparative Ecology and Conservation program. She lived in Quito with a family while taking Spanish and ecology classes. Excursions to do field work included La Florida...

'Tis the season - 178 and counting!

What season you may ask? The holiday season is over. New years resolutions have past. Even Punxsutawney Phil has had his day. So what season could I be referring to? Well, as many of my colleagues can definitely attest to,...

Way to go Sharks!

Simmons soccer pushed Emmanuel College into double overtime to take the 2-1 victory over the second-seeded Saints in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship game on Saturday. Freshman Lian Atturio (Hanover, Mass.) scored both goals for the Sharks, including the...

Soap Making

Hi Everyone, Finding time in the early weeks in November for fun diversions is always a challenge. Midterm exams and papers are being returned. The end of the semester is now in sight, particularly as students anxiously wait for their...

Greetings

Hi Everyone, Like the beginning of any classic Mr. Bill episode, you may be exclaiming "OH NO!" Not chemistry! While chemistry in our society has garnered a somewhat tarnished image and the reputation of the dreaded Organic Chemistry course precedes...