Department of Chemistry
GRADUATES - have you completed our survey? All graduates from programs under the School of Physical Sciences are asked to complete the survey: once at graduation and again anytime you have a change in education or employment. We'd like to hear from you and it is really short.
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Our chemistry program is now approved by the American Chemical Society.
Internships are a great way to gain experience and new skills in your field - plus you get to travel to new and exciting places. Review our list of internships from last summer here.
Faculty-Student research in Green Chemistry is among theTop-Ten most accessed articles at the Royal Society of Chemistry during September 2010. Dr. Alexei Iretskii and Makayla Fetting used an organically derived lignin to add hydrogen to fuels in a process to create environmentally friendly fuels for the future. Makayla will be starting graduate school in January 2011. View the Top-Ten list here, or check out their paper titled: Catalytic disassembly of an organosolv lignin via hydrogen transfer from supercritical methanol
All our seniors conduct a capstone research project on an area of interest to them and relevance to their professional focus. Each senior presents a poster at a Friday evening forum, and a short talk at our Saturday Research Symposium. Abstracts for these projects are available here.
you're a chemist but what do you do?" There are as
many answers to this question as there are practicing chemists (over 100,000 in the U.S. alone). Chemists work in
government as researchers, policy officers, environmental scientists and policy
analysts/makers. Chemists are found as teachers at all levels from elementary school
through graduate school. Chemists work in industry in fields as diverse as
automobile manufacturing to cutting edge biotechnology or environmental protection.
Chemists are attorneys, business managers, marketing strategists, environmental engineers,
and company presidents. The only limit is your imagination.
||"Chemistry IS for you!" We would enjoy the
opportunity to discuss careers in the chemical sciences with you. Please call or send
an email for more information, or you might like to have one of our faculty contact
you directly. If you can visit campus we would like to show you our excellent
facilities and to discuss some of the exciting research projects now underway with our
you join us?" The chemistry department at Lake Superior
State University provides a great environment in which to work and learn
with others. Our faculty are ready to work with you to achieve
your academic and professional goals. Our state-of-the-art
chemical instrumentation is here for you to use, preparing the hands-on
experiences needed to help you be a valuable and valued member of our
profession after graduation.
1 of 24 From Across the Nation
Learn more about ACS Nuclear Schemistry Summer School
LSSU student, Jordan Ernst, was selected as one of only 24 students across the nation to participate in the American Chemical Society's “Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School”. This award includes all expenses paid for travel, housing, tuition, books and supplies as well as a stipend. Jordan is our third student to receive this honor, and is a Ph.D candidate at Michigan State University. Nicholas Smith (LSSU graduate and Ph.D. 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas; Postdoctoral fellow Argonne National Laboratory), and Tyler O’Dell (LSSU graduate and Ph.D candidate at Washington State University) both received this award previously. Gratulations Jordan, Tyler, and Nick!
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The degree audit lists the required courses for each academic degree program. On the audit the student will fill in the semester in which the specific course was completed, and the grade earned in that course. The degree audit serves as both auditing tool and advising guide, bring it with you to your meetings with your academic advisor. Degree audits change slightly over time as new regulations and requirements change, however you are entitled to complete the program as described on the audit in effect at the time you are admitted or when you change to a new program. Most students will be ready to graduate in May, so on the second week in October of that year you must turn in a copy of your audit signed by your department chair and advisors, along with a declaration of candidacy form. This will notify the Registrar of your intent to graduate, and it will trigger a preliminary degree audit (a letter to you notifying you of your remaining graduation requirements for the spring semester and/or of any deficiencies).