Chemistry Department

12 Seniors Present at National Chemistry Conference

Twelve students are attending the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, in San Francisco, to present the research they’re doing at Bowdoin.

Alex Peroff ’08 Talks Carbon Reduction and Careers in Chemistry

“Outside academe you develop a different perspective on what things cost, including your working hours.”

Bowdoin Wins Beckman Scholars Award for Scientific Research

The grant will bring in $104,000 over the next three years to support four student-mentor pairs pursuing research in fields related to chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and biochemistry.

From Grape to Glass: A Conversation with Winemaker Mark Lucci ’04

“About ten million cases a year come through the site I oversee in Napa Valley, California. So anything related to wine quality control, taste, mixing and blending at the site, is my responsibility.”

Bowdoin Profs, Students Use 3D Printers to Advance Their Work

As 3D printers become more common and affordable, Bowdoin professors are taking advantage of the machines’ ability to print pretty much anything.

A Summer of Science in Druckenmiller Hall

To give people a sense of the activity that went on in Druckenmiller throughout the summer, we’ve put together an interactive blueprint of the buildings.

Science Faculty See Pros and Cons of Avoiding Traditional Publication Route

Science professors discuss the advantages and limitations of traditional, peer-reviewed, subscription-based academic publishing, and the alternative option of publishing straight to the Internet.

Map Locates Student Summer Projects From the Cook Islands to Brunswick

When Senior Interactive Developer David Francis looks at the Bowdoin Summer 2016 map he built, he says it’s obvious the “Bowdoin bubble” is a myth. The interactive map allows students to post their summer location and a brief description of what they’re doing.

Bowdoin Senior Wins Prestigious Award for Study in U.K.

To fund Haley Miller’s overseas studies next year, Miller has received a competitive Keasbey Scholarship, which each year is awarded to “some of the most gifted and intellectually curious American college graduates” to support post-graduate study in the United Kingdom.

President’s Science Symposium Showcases Nanotechnology

Director of The International Institute for Nanotechnology Dr. Chad Mirkin gave the keynote address at last Friday’s President’s Science Symposium, followed by three faculty-nominated students who spoke about their research.

Professor Dharni Vasudevan Helps Detect Chemical Exposure in the Environment

This year, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Dharni Vasudevan won a National Science Foundation grant to investigate the trajectories, or “fates,” of common medicines in our environment.

Bowdoin’s Newest Tenure-Track Faculty

Several tenure-track professors joined Bowdoin’s faculty this year to teach and do research in a number of fields — math, Romance languages, chemistry, digital and computational studies, theater and dance, Asian studies, history and sociology.

Searching for Sweet Victory in the Battle Against H. pylori

This summer, Professor Danielle Dube and her student researchers — Ian Kline ’15, Jared Feldman ’16, Brigitte McFarland ’18 and Hal Miller ’16 —are developing therapies to fight a dangerous bacterial pathogen called H. pylori.

A Year of Faculty Grants, Fellowships and Honors

Over the past year, Bowdoin faculty from every corner of campus received grants and fellowships to support new and ongoing research projects. Others were honored for their work.

Round-Up: Fellowships, Scholarships Take Students Far Into Studies

This year, many Bowdoin seniors and alumni were awarded some of the country’s most prestigious national fellowships and grants, helping them launch careers in academia, public service, medicine and more.

Brain Waves, Phobias, and Bacterial Sugars: Bowdoin Research in Human Health

Professors and students at Bowdoin are probing an array of topics with implications for human health, from understanding Alzheimer’s and treating anxiety to developing therapeutics that combat dangerous bacteria.

Bowdoin Professors Win Honors and Grants

Bowdoin faculty members across the sciences and humanities continue to garner awards for their work – including research grants, scholarly accolades, and fellowships abroad – from institutions such as the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Program.

Chemistry, German Professors Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Two faculty members have been newly appointed to endowed chairs at Bowdoin: chemistry professor Elizabeth Stemmler and German associate professor Jill Smith.

Elgin Encourages Young Scientists at Annual President’s Science Symposium

As keynote speaker for the 2014 President’s Science Symposium, biologist Sarah Elgin offered an inspiring example for the 100-plus Bowdoin research students in the audience, who then presented the fruits of their own research labors through speeches and a poster session.

Creative Chemistry Students Honor the Mole

On Mole Day, Bowdoin chemistry students celebrated the famous chemical measuring unit by creating a legion of festive moles, which are now displayed in the trophy case of Cleaveland Hall.