Chemistry Department

For First-Years with a Scientific Orientation, Bowdoin Offers Crash Course

The Bowdoin Science Experience is designed to, in just three and a half days, “give [incoming students] a crash course in how this place works,” chemistry lecturer Michael Danahy explained. He oversees the program, which is one of the orientation trip options students can select to kick off their Bowdoin education.

Bowdoin Among Those Valued for Undergraduate Research (Inside Higher Ed.)

Analytical chemistry professor Elizabeth Stemmler is cited in a recent study highlighting the contribution made by undergraduate researchers.

Bowdoin’s Danahy Mentors US International Chemistry Olympiad Team

Chemistry lecturer Michael Danahy described this year’s team as “one of the strongest groups we have seen.” The 49th International Chemistry Olympiad takes place in Thailand from July 6-15, 2017.

Cindy Rivera ’18 Receives Award at National Chemistry Conference

Rivera won an award at the conference for her undergraduate project, “Top-down and Bottom-up Proteomics for the Identification of Crustacean Neuropeptides and Precursor-Related Peptides Predicted by Transcriptomics.”

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.”