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.
Michele Harris Promoted to Human Resources Administrator
December 8, 2017
Michele Harris has been promoted from Human Resources Coordinator to Human Resources Administrator for the Department of Chemistry.
Michele joined the department in 2011, in the role of Senior Administrative Assistant to then Department Head Sylvia Ceyer. In 2013, Michele transitioned to the department's Human Resources division, and was promoted to Human Resources Coordinator in 2014. In her new role as Human Resources Administrator for the Department of Chemistry, Michele will continue her Human Resources activities, which include, but are not limited to, liaising with the International Scholars and Students Offices to coordinate work authorization for the department's international postdoc population, working to recruit, onboard, and develop the performances of the department's faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers, and oversee much of the department's collection of vital confidential information.
The Department of Chemistry continues to benefit from and be grateful for all of Michele's commendable contributions.