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New Internship Opportunity with Environmental Services Laboratory of Indiana

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering is excited to announce an agreement with Environmental Services Laboratory of Indiana for an undergraduate internship program.

Jayne Giniewicz Memorial Scholarship Recipient Announced

Simon Andrew Accamando (Phys/Pre-Eng) is the newest awardee of the Jayne Giniewicz Memorial Scholarship.

Students Awarded the Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to the recipients of the Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship.

Take “Chemistry of CSI” this Winter Session

Get ahead on your coursework by taking a winter session course. The Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering is pleased to offer Chemistry of CSI during the 2021 winter session. Watch episodes of CSI as you learn how chemistry helps solve crimes. 

Winter and Spring Registration

Students Publish on Alanine Racemase

Arie Van Wieren, Emma Bouchard, and Sudipta Majumdar published “Enzymatic and structural characterization of alanine racemase from E. faecium by kinetic and computational studies" in the American Journal of Undergraduate Studies.

Free Chemistry and Physics Tutoring Available

Come to room 127 Weyandt Hall for free chemistry and physics tutoring Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m..

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Site Fieldtrip

Professor Hao Tang recently took his students from the Environmental Aquatic Chemistry course (ENVE 301) to the Tanoma AMD Wetlands Educational Site in Tanoma, Pennsylvania, to experience examples of engineering approaches for AMD remediation.

Join the Co-Ed Professional Chemistry Fraternity

Come learn about the co-ed professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma. Come to one or all four events to learn about the organization, its members, and opportunities for you!

Chemistry Awards Ceremony

The Department of Chemistry held its fifty-third annual awards ceremony and reception on Friday, April 23, 2021, on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 Dean's List

The Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics and Engineering congratulates our students for being named to the Dean’s List for spring 2021.

Meet Kopchick College's Young Alumni Award Winner 2021

Ardian Soca Wibowo ’05 is the co-founder and chief scientific officer at Helix Biostructures LLC. Join us on Monday, March 22, to hear how he got from an IUP BS in biochemistry degree to where he is today.

Guaranteed Admission into University of Cork (Ireland) Graduate Programs

The Madia Department of Chemistry and the University College Cork (Ireland) have signed a formal memorandum of understanding to facilitate the admission of any qualified IUP chemistry and biochemistry graduates into the MRes in biochemistry and cell biology or MSc in molecular cell biology with bioinnovation.

Guaranteed Admission into WVU Chemistry PhD Program

The Madia Department of Chemistry and West Virginia University’s C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry have signed a formal memorandum of understanding to facilitate the admission of any qualified IUP chemistry and biochemistry graduate into the PhD in Chemistry program at WVU.

Kenning Publishes Experimental Determination of the Critical Spin-Glass Correlation Length

Professor of Physics Gregory Kenning published “Experimental determination of the critical spin-glass correlation length in single-crystal CuMn” in Physical Review B. 

Talwar Publishes Anisotropic Optical Phonons

Professor Emeritus Devki Talwar published “Anisotropic optical phonons in MOCVD grown Si-doped GaN/Sapphire epilayers” in the journal Materials Science & Engineering B.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Students Named to Dean's List for Fall 2019

Congratulations to the Chemistry and Biochemistry students named to Dean's List for Fall 2019.  Students receive this recognition for each semester in which they earn a GPA of 3.25 or higher, while taking a minimum of 12 credits.

Garrett Awarded Coveted Department of Energy Summer Internship

Noah Garrett, a junior chemistry major, won a coveted summer research experience internship through the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science.