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 …

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 …

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, …

Applying to Graduate School 101: A Letter from the Director of Graduate Studies

This Fall, we are publishing a special series of blog posts about applying to graduate school–at Emory and in general. Our goal is to demystify the application process and help applicants feel confident as they seek a home for their graduate studies. This post is the first in the series, a letter from our Director …

Morgan Vaughn (Dyer Group) Awarded Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Morgan Bair Vaughn (Dyer Group) has been awarded a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship for the 2017-2018 school year. The prestigious fellowship provides support to advanced students to allow them to design and teach a course as Instructor of Record while completing their dissertation. Morgan is using this opportunity to teach a section of CHEM 150: Structure …