Dear Department Members and Friends,
Our Chemistry department is still operating! Faculty, staff and students meet virtually throughout the day, using old tools like email and phones, and new tools like Zoom and Teams (or Slack). All our classes are being taught remotely. This transformation to effective interaction-at-a-distance is the result of tremendous efforts by faculty, staff and students to create or expand online classes, labs, and tutoring platforms. Inevitably, research progress will slow during the campus shutdown. Essential functions to ensure facility safety will continue. A few notes:
- Chemstores continues to provide surface and hand sanitizer to the College of Science and the rest of OSU, in addition to receiving and sales of material and chemical products for critical research. Chemstores hours of operation are 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm.
- The main office is still functioning, even though all the staff is working from home.
Students can continue to email their major advisors with questions; Zoom sessions will be set if needed. A list of Chemistry advisors can be found here. If you don't know who to contact, email Dr. Pastorek. Registration for summer session (no new PIN) begins April 24th starting at 7am.
OSU has set up emergency funds for students in need. Please consider donating to the Beavers Care fund:https://app.fundmetric.com/qvRUQF9u4 (You can designate the College of Science) or to the Human Services Resource Center: https://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/hsrc which provides students with items like food boxes and loaner computers.
A Quick Word from OSU Faculty