Bryn Mawr’s Chemistry Department has a more than century-long tradition of combining high quality, visible research programs with excellent teaching – a tradition the department is committed to continuing this century. The chemistry department seeks to provide a supportive and rigorous curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level to students having diverse preparation and diverse goals.
Our department offers a unique opportunity to study chemistry in an environment that is distinctive for these reasons:
We are a community of teachers and students, researchers and mentors, colleagues and co-workers. Students have opportunities to be researchers in faculty research and work side by side with faculty. Sophomore, junior and senior chemistry majors may serve in teaching roles such as teaching assistants in general chemistry labs or peer instructors in introductory chemistry courses.
The chemistry major program of study includes introductory and advanced courses in the core areas of biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Advanced courses are informed by the research areas of bioinorganic, nanomaterials, medicinal, computational, organic materials and nucleic acid and protein chemistry.
Sept. 27 — Bi-Co Chemistry Colloquium at Bryn Mawr with Mary Kirschoff, American Chemical Society, ACS Education Division Director. "Green Chemistry and Sustainability"
Oct. 4 — Bi-Co Chemistry Colloquium at Bryn Mawr with Krishna Mehta, Johnson Matthey.
Oct. 25 — Bi-Co Chemistry Colloquium at Bryn Mawr with Dr. Shane Krska, Merck & Co.
Nov. 15 — Bi-Co Chemistry Colloquium at Bryn Mawr with Dr. Louise Charkoudian, Haverford College.
Nov. 22 — Bi-Co Chemistry Colloquium at Bryn Mawr with Benjamin Williams, Bryn Mawr College.
Dec. 6 — Bi-Co Chemistry Colloquium at Bryn Mawr with Professor. Marisa Kozlowki, University of Pennsylvania,“Adventures in Oxidative Bond Forming Reactions: Development and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis.”
In this Chemistry World podcast, Bryn Mawr Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is interviewed by Chris Smith, best known as the creator of the BBC radio program “The Naked Scientists,” about Chemophobia. Francl first tackled this topic in a the February Slate article, “Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times Magazine: The Dangerous Chemophobia [...]
In celebration of its 80th year, The Journal of Chemical Physics has selected an article by Chair and Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl as one of its “80 articles that highlight 80 years of outstanding work published in the journal.” Francl’s co-written article, “Self-consistent molecular orbital methods. XXIII. A polarization-type basis set for second-row elements,” [...]
Chemistry Professor Michelle Francl is blogging from Japan as part of the 360° Contemplative Traditions course cluster. Contemplative Traditions, the first repeated course cluster in the history of the 360° program brings together historical, cultural, psychological, and religious perspectives in its study of mindful and contemplative traditions. In addition to Francl, the courses are taught [...]
A group of middle and high school girls from the Coatesville, PA, area recently visited Bryn Mawr’s science departments as part of a program called the Girls University for Engineering, Science, and Technology.
Chemistry Major Terry Huh ’14 has received a $5,000 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Chemistry Society Division of Organic Chemistry. Huh is researching a new and efficient synthetic strategy that can, in the long run, be useful in building complex, biologically active molecules. The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards summer undergraduate research [...]