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TCNJ Chemistry Department Lecture Series

Seminar speaker – Dr. Ian Harrison, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia Title of the Talk: Reaction Dynamics at Catalytic Metal Surfaces Time and Location: Wednesday, April 20, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, C121 Abstract: The reactivity of light alkanes impinging on a Pt(111) single crystal metal surface is examined using effusive molecular beams… Continue Reading

TCNJ Chemistry Department Lecture Series

Seminar speaker – Dr. Catherine Grimes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware Title of the Talk: Chemical Tools for Studying the Activation of the Intracellular Innate Immune Protein Nod2 Time and Location: Wednesday, April 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room C121 Abstract: Chronic inflammatory disorders, such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, arise from an inappropriate… Continue Reading

TCNJ Chemistry Faculty Research Seminar Schedule for Spring 2016

The TCNJ Chemistry faculty are giving a series of research seminars this semester from early February through the end of February. All students are welcome to attend these seminars to learn about research in the Department of Chemistry, and those students that are looking to engage in research in the near future are especially encouraged… Continue Reading

Fall 2015 Annual Chemistry Department Thanksgiving Potluck

TCNJ Chemistry students and faculty gathered together on the evening of 11/19 for the annual Chemistry Department Thanksgiving Potluck. The event was organized by the TCNJ Student Chemists Association, and was attended by students from freshmen to seniors. The food included green bean casserole, hot wings, pulled pork, mac and cheese, butternut squash, among many… Continue Reading

National Chemistry Week

Recently, the TCNJ Student Chemists Association (SCA) participated in a number of events for the 2015 National Chemistry Week. On Saturday, October 17th, 9 members of SCA performed a demo on spectroscopy for museum patrons in the Chem Expo at Liberty Science Center. Attendees were able to view the spectra of various light sources, including… Continue Reading

Three TCNJ Chemistry Students Accepted to the GOLEAD Program

Congratulations to TCNJ undergraduate chemistry majors Aleena Andrews, Troy Brier, and William Sabbers, for being accepted to the Graduate Opportunities: Learn, Engage, and Discover (GOLEAD) Program at University of Delaware, which is funded by the National Science Foundation IGERT program. Continue Reading

TCNJ Faculty and Students Present at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the ACS

Dr. Abby O’Connor was invited to give a presentation at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the ACS, which was held from June 10-June 12 2015, at Ithaca College, in NY state. She participated in a session titled “Advances in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis.” The keynote speaker was Professor Alan Goldman of Rutgers. Dr. O’Connor brought… Continue Reading

2015 Celebration of Student Achievement

This week, chemistry majors presented their undergraduate research at the TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement. As part of this annual tradition, the Department had a luncheon for all chemistry students, faculty, and staff, where Dr. O’Connor presented the 2015 Excellence in Chemistry Awards. These awards are given to outstanding seniors that have demonstrated excellence in… Continue Reading

President Gitenstein Congratulates TCNJ Scholar-Athletes

The College of New Jersey President R. Barbara Gitenstein invited seniors Liz Johnson (Chemistry) and Jake Weiss to her office to congratulate each student-athlete for their academic excellence during their tenure at TCNJ. Weiss and Johnson were joined by Dr. Sharon Beverly, assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of athletics and recreation.… Continue Reading