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At the Department of Chemistry, our passions are broad and far-reaching. Our researchers have access to world-class facilities that help them solve critical problems. Our students come from all over the world, and we create experiences for them that go beyond the classroom. Whether it’s providing study abroad opportunities, internships, or the chance to work alongside faculty, our job is to help scientists build a promising future.

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Chen Xian Ng on Undergraduate Research

Jul 28, 2014

Who is your PI? - Sean Burrows Do you have a Graduate Student/Post-Doc Mentor? - Kyle Almlie How did you learn about the position? - I got into the research with Dr.Burrows by volunteering, which I got to know about from my adviser, to help set up his lab when he first became a faculty in [...] Read full story.

Success GTAs: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them

Jul 25, 2014

Instructors Margie Haak and Paula Weiss will give a seminar titled, “Success GTAs: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them” at the 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, August 3-7 2014 at Grand Valley University in Michigan. ~~~~~~~~~~ In Fall term 2013 we created the Success GTA position as part of a larger [...] Read full story.

New assay to spot fake malaria drugs could save thousands of lives

Jul 16, 2014

By David Stauth, 541-737-0787 Contact: Vincent Remcho, 541-737-8181 or vincent.remcho@oregonstate.edu CORVALLIS, Ore. – Chemists and students in science and engineering at Oregon State University have created a new type of chemical test, or assay, that’s inexpensive, simple, and can tell whether or not one of the primary drugs being used to treat malaria is genuine [...] Read full story.

Two (2) New Online Chemistry Courses

Jul 14, 2014

CH 582, Chemistry and Materials of Batteries and Super Capacitors.  Students will learn about the current as well as developing technologies in this exciting field. CH 584, Instruments and Online Interactions in the Sciences.   This class is offered jointly with the College of Education and is intended for those planning to be teachers. Both are [...] Read full story.

Search Advocate Sessions

Jul 14, 2014

Be prepared to work with search committees on the 2014-15 Provost’s Initiative searches–or any other searches—by completing this workshop covering strategies to enhance validity, fairness, and diversity in the search process.  Instead of requiring the typical two-workshop series (totaling 10 hours), this summer we are streamlining the workshop to a single day ( 8 a.m. [...] Read full story.

Upcoming Events


Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

Scientists and Teachers in Education Partnerships (STEPs) is back with another free summer workshop to introduce educators to current research underway on the science and impacts of



 Join us for a discussion with Dr. Henry Warchall, Deputy Division Director of NSF’s Division of Mathematical Science. This special colloquium is for mathematics and statistics faculty and

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Upcoming Seminars

Mr. Embarek Alwedi PhD Defense

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

LPSC 402
Chain Extension of Boronic Esters With Stereo- and Regio-defined Lithiated Oxiranes