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  • Krista Meserve ’18 – Welcome New Directions
    Browsing through the most recent edition of Chemical & Engineering News? Interested in landing that first industry job after graduation? Then you might have read Krista's interview where she offers that, "My advice to current students is to welcome changes and new directions, and don’t get flustered when ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-31
  • Dr. Gerdon – Take a deep breath…and create
    Summer research is a magical time in the lab for Dr. Gerdon and research students. The stress of the semester starts to fade away and there’s finally enough time to take a deep breath, focus your attention to research, and let your mind wander towards new ideas. Summer ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-31
  • Stephanie Colon ’20 – Summer Research Has Begun
    Now that the 2018-2019 school year has come to an end, summer research has begun! Alex and Stephanie are working on optimizing the conditions for their calcium carbonate experiments. Stephanie, specifically, has been working on choosing between optical density and absorbance as a way of measuring the kinetics ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-31
  • Commencement 2019
    The Emmanuel College community gathered on a beautiful morning on May 11th to celebrate the Commencement of our senior class. Congratulations to all the Chemistry Majors graduating this year. We are proud of you for all of your hard work, determination, and drive. You are wonderful chemists! ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Distinction in Chemistry
    Congratulations to Karissa Mehrtens '19 on successfully defending her senior distinction thesis on Distinction Day, April 25th, 2019 at Emmanuel College. Karissa presented beautiful work on "Investigating the Mechanism of DNA Cleavage by EcoRI using Single Molecule Methods". After graduation, Karissa will be continuing in the "4+1" program ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Spring Distractions
    The end of the semester is upon us and that has brought so many distractions from research and from regular blog posts. This is rightfully so, of course, because classes must come first! Still, the group was able to get together to celebrate the end of this academic ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-05-09
  • Internships Abound
    Internships abound this summer for many Emmanuel College Chemistry Majors. Several students will be on campus over the summer engaged in research with faculty, including Alex Gousie working with Dr. Michelle Watt, Zack Zaleskas working with Dr. Allen Price, and Stephanie Colon and Alex Paige working with ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-05-08
  • Majors Meet Alumni
    On Wednesday April 3rd, 2019, Chemistry and Physics faculty, students, and alumni gathered in the new residence hall to welcome the new chemistry majors, discuss the different career paths in chemistry, and celebrate the success of alumni out in the real world.  Emmanuel ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-04-11
  • MeToo e i media
    Preview(opens in a new tab) L’85% delle donne che lavorano nel mondo dell’informazione ha subito molestie sul lavoro nel corso della propria vita professionale. ... L’80% delle donne e ragazze raccontano di essere state oggetto di ... read more
    Source: Italian News ClicksPublished on 2019-04-07
  • Emmanuel Chemistry Major is ACS-certified!
    Fantastic news for the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Emmanuel College. We have recently gotten approval to offer an American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified major! This is an awesome opportunity for students to earn a degree that is distinctly Emmanuel while being stamped by the ACS as being ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-04-02
  • Marielle Percuoco ’19 – Gelation
    Marielle has been working hard this semester trying to adhere collagen hydrogels onto gold surfaces. Last week's attempted experiment left her puzzled as there was no gelation of the collagen solution on the gold plate. This week, Marielle revised the experiment adding a positive control and another method ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-03-28
  • Keith Baillargeon ’16 visits the Analytical Chemistry class
    Keith Baillargeon '16, a third year graduate student in the Chemistry Department at Tufts University, visited campus today to give a presentation to the Analytical Chemistry class on his graduate thesis research. Keith's presentation, "Methods for Blood Preparation and Analysis using Paper-based Devices", gave insight into a new ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-03-26
  • Nobel Laureate, Dr. Martin Karplus, visits campus
    On March 14th, 2019, Professor Martin Karplus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2013, visited Emmanuel College. He gave an academic lecture to students and professors entitled “Motion: Hallmark of Life. From Marsupials to Molecules”. In his lecture he traced the intellectual path between motion in ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Ever Changing, Ever Emmanuel
    A very impressive installment was recently introduced and unveiled on campus entitled "Ever Changing, Ever Emmanuel: 100 Years of Adaptation" History Exhibit. The installation highlights the impressive history of Emmanuel College as well as Emmanuel's ability to adapt and thrive during pivotal periods of change locally, nationally and ... read more
    Source: Chemistry and PhysicsPublished on 2019-03-22
  • Emma Duffy ’19 – Problems arise and are then solved
    As Emma continues with the affinity project at the tail end of her senior year, she is reminded of one of the first lessons learned in research. There is no such thing as a failed experiment. Emma is now trying to further explore the selectivity of the DNA ... read more
    Source: Gerdon LabPublished on 2019-03-21