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TCNJ Chemistry Major wins New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award

Congratulations to Allison McQuillen, a chemistry secondary education major and May 2014 graduate, who recently won a 2014 New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award.tcnj-chem-193x300

Since 1985, the Presidents of New Jersey’s teacher training institutions have been invited to submit the dossiers of their three most outstanding prospective teachers into competition for this award. This annual award publicly recognizes the year’s fifteen top graduates of teacher education programs in New Jersey’s colleges and universities.  An independent panel of esteemed New Jersey educators evaluates these dossiers to select the award recipients.

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The Intersection of Science and Food

The School of Science and the Department of Chemistry at TCNJ are honored to host Dr. Kent Kirshenbaum for our Spring 2013 Colloquium Series, on March 20, 2013, from 3:00-4:30 pm. Continue Reading

Molecule makers

The proteasome—a subcellular organelle that degrades unwanted and misfolded cellular proteins—is sort of like a microscopic garbage disposal, reasons biology Professor Sudhir Nayak.Continue Reading

Quantum Tunnel Featured in National Magazine

Even Heisenberg would agree with certainty that the transformation of the Chemistry basement is spectacular. Descend into the depths of the building and you will enter “The Quantum Tunnel,” a mural that has gained national recognition and was recently featured within the pages of In Chemistry, a magazine published by the American Chemical Society (November/December 2011 issue).Continue Reading