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.
Jeremiah Johnson and Tracy Slatyer win 2017 School of Science Teaching Prizes
School of Science
December 1, 2017
The School of Science recently announced the winners of its 2017 Teaching Prizes for Graduate and Undergraduate Education. The prizes are awarded annually to School of Science faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching. Winners are chosen from nominations by their students or colleagues.
Jeremiah Johnson, the Firmenich Career Development Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the prize for undergraduate education for his role in 5.43 (Advanced Organic Chemistry). Nominators remarked on how his sincere enthusiasm and well-organized lectures and recitations made extremely challenging subject matter accessible and enjoyable.
Tracy Slatyer, the Jerrold R. Zacharias Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, was awarded the prize for graduate education for her course 8.323 (Relatavistic Quantum Field Theory I). While her nominators were impressed with her passion for and mastery of the subject, they especially appreciated that she made her students feel comfortable with asking many questions and that she carefully considered and answered each question.
The School of Science welcomes Teaching Prize nominations for its faculty during the spring semester each academic year. For more information please visit the school's website.