Chemistry Unbound Article Selected as ACS Editors’ Choice

In the Fall of 2017, Emory’s Department of Chemistry overhauled its undergraduate curriculum to introduce a more interdisciplinary approach to teaching chemistry. The new course structure, named Chemistry Unbound, was designed to weave concepts of traditional chemistry disciplines together, giving students a more comprehensive foundation of the field. This curriculum reform was described in “Chemistry …

Chemistry Unbound Highlighted in Emory Magazine Feature on Innovative Education

Emory Magazine recently ran a feature highlighting some of the innovative curriculum that makes Emory a national leader in liberal arts and science education. The feature mentioned Chemistry Unbound, the new undergraduate chemistry program, which is designed to allow a more cohesive understanding of chemistry through its interdisciplinary courses.  From the article: “The idea is …

Two Chemistry Majors Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Chemistry majors Austin Lai and Liz Enyenihi have been selected as 2019 Goldwater Scholars, the nations’ premier scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences, and engineering. The college juniors will each receive $7,500 per year until the completion of their undergraduate degree to go towards the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. …

Emory Report: Chemistry synthesizes radical overhaul of undergraduate curriculum

The Emory Report features a story on chemistry’s new undergraduate curriculum, Chemistry Unbound. For the science dedicated to studying how properties interact and change, chemistry has been static for decades in how it is taught. That changes this fall, as Emory College of Arts & Sciences positions itself as a leader in teaching undergraduates the …

Rachel Kozlowski (Dyer Group) Awarded Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Rachel Kozlowski (Dyer Group) has been awarded the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Dean’s Teaching Fellowships are selected based on progress towards completing the Ph.D. degree as well as a strong commitment to teaching. This year, 12 students were awarded the fellowship, which provides financial support through a $19,000 stipend. As a …

Emory University Receives AAU Grant for Undergraduate STEM Education

Emory University was recently named as a recipient of a grant from The Association of American Universities for the improvement of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The grant is part of the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, a project launched in 2011 to encourage STEM departments to maximize student engagement …

December Research Round-Up

Congratulations to our amazing research teams here in the Department of Chemistry for their publications this month! Bowman Group Babikov, D., Benoit, D., Bowman, J., Burd, T., Clary, D., Donovan, R., … & Kirrander, A. (2018). Quantum dynamics of isolated molecules: general discussion. Faraday discussions. Ban, L., Bowman, J., Bradforth, S., Chambaud, G., Dracinsky, M., Fischer, …