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.
The Department is extremely grateful to Dr. David Morse, PhD ’76, and his wife, Susan, who, in honor of Dr. Morse’s parents, Vivian A. and E. Emerson Morse, continue to provide generous support to the Department in the way of travel grants to enable graduate students to attend a national or international conference or meeting. The fund has provided approximately 20 grants per year since 2001.
I develop DNP agents as part of my PhD research in Swager group. At the [2012 Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI Tech. Workshop, in San Francisco, CA], I presented a poster titled “Water-Soluble Polarization Agents for SE and CE DNP”, and received a lot of helpful input from the leading researchers in the field. The workshop brought me up to date on current problems and opportunities for DNP in medical applications. Moreover, attending the workshop allowed me to jumpstart a collaboration with two research groups at UCSF. We tested the polarization agents I brought with me and got very promising results!
It was a great trip, and I sincerely thank [Dr. and Mrs. Morse] for [their] support through the Vivian A. and E. Emerson Morse travel grant.
Olesya Haze Swager Group
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