Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. TheMIT Department of Chemistryis taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
The Chemistry Education Office staff is responsible for administering the educational programs in the Department of Chemistry. Students can find answers to many questions about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the department website, and they are encouraged to stop by and see the staff in the office located in 6-205.
The student-run outreach programs in the Department of Chemistry aim to bring the excitement of chemical sciences to the community through lively demonstrations designed to illustrate a broad range of chemical principles. Graduate students visit science classes in high schools and middle schools in the Greater Boston area with a view to demystifying chemistry through hands-on experiments. ClubChem, an undergraduate chemistry organization, conducts Chemistry Magic Shows for elementary schools and youth programs in the Greater Boston area.
Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. MIT Chemistry is taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry at its most fundamental level, unraveling the biochemical complexities of natural systems, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
Faculty Members Celebrate Emeritus Professor Frederick D. Greene's 90th Birthday
August 14, 2017
Photo (From Left): Professor Steve Lippard, Professor Rick Danheiser, Professor Tim Swager, Professor Laura Kiessling, Professor Dick Schrock, Professor Steve Buchwald, Professor Tim Jamison, Professor Fred Greene, Professor Liz Nolan, Professor JoAnne Stubbe, Professor Ron Raines, and Senior Individual Giving Officer Liz McGrath
On Friday, August 11, 2017, members of the Deparment of Chemistry's faculty gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of Emeritus Professor Frederick D. Greene. Professor Greene joined the Department of Chemistry faculty in 1953, and was appointed by then Department Head Arthur C. Cope. This year, a group of faculty members congregated in the Arthur C. Cope conference room in Building 18 to surprise Professor Greene, who was lured to campus by a clever ruse courtesy of Professor Rick Danheiser. Professor Greene was presented with a festive birthday cake in his honor. All enjoyed a lovely afternoon with Professor Greene, and had a wonderful time celebrating this milestone.