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.
Greg Walton Honored with a 2017 MIT Excellence Award
March 15, 2017
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the winners of this year's MIT Excellence Awards will be honored at a ceremony and reception in Kresge Auditiorium to celebrate their superior performance in their roles at MIT. The MIT Excellence Awards are among the highest honors awarded to staff by MIT, and acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made in the spirit of fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute. In 2014, the Collier Medal was created to honor the memory of Officer Sean Collier, whose spirit will live on through the award recipients. This year’s award winners range from a film media assistant, to a project technician, to an environmental health and safety coordinator, to an instrument maker. They work in numerous roles across MIT campus and at Lincoln Laboratory. In each of their respective categories, this year’s winners have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a commitment to the MIT community. Among these exemplary individuals is the Department of Chemistry's exceptional IT Service Provider & Consumer Support Engineer, Greg Walton, who will be receiving the Serving the Client Award for his work with MIT's Information Systems & Technology department.
This coming June, Greg will celebrate his tenth anniversary working at MIT, and for the past three years, he has gone above and beyond with his consistent, quality service to the Department of Chemistry's many IT needs. In addition to Chemistry, Greg provides outstanding IT support to the Department of Physics and the MIT News Office. Leadership in the Department of Physics initiated the nomination by submitting letters of support for Greg's efforts, and he was selected to receive the award out of a great many nominees. Though he is often pulled in many directions, Greg possesses the unique ability to multitask and devote time to each faculty and staff member's needs, all with an infectious, positive attitude. His efficiency, patience, and ability to solve problems both remotely and in person (often within minutes!) make him a truly invaluable asset to the Department.
The entire MIT community is welcome to attend the MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal ceremony and reception on Thursday, March 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Kresge Auditorium.