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.
Sixteen Graduate Students Honored at the 2016-2017 TA Awards Ceremony
August 29, 2017
Photo: Back Row (L-R): Kyan D’Angelo, Jesse Gordon, Andrew Licini, Scott Shepard, Andrew Navia, Emily Zygiel, Alex Shcherbakov, Kristin Zuromski Front Row (L-R): Lexie McIsaac, Amr Dodin, Katie McGeough, Carly Schissel, Erica Tsai, Lisa Cunden, Shwetha Srinivasan Not pictured: Cassie Zentner
At an awards ceremony and reception held in the Stata Center on Monday, August 28, the following graduate students received the Department of Chemistry Award for Outstanding Teaching for 2016-2017 in recognition of their contributions to teaching in the Department:
Kyan D’Angelo Amr Dodin Jesse Gordon Andrew Licini Katie McGeough Lexie McIsaac Andrew Navia Carly Schissel Alexander Shcherbakov Scott Shepard Shwetha Srinivasan Erica Tsai Cassie Zentner Kristin Zuromski Emily Zygiel
Additionally, Lisa Cunden received the Department of Chemistry Award for Continued Excellence in Teaching for 2016-2017.
The award recipients were joined by the incoming Chemistry graduate students, as well as members of the faculty, to celebrate their achievement.