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Chemistry Department

Skidmore students can now sign up for chemistry research

Students are highly encouraged to take part in collaborative research while at Skidmore.  Students of any class year or experience with chemistry are eligible, even if you have only taken introductory chemistry. Please look at our faculty's research interests and general information about doing chemistry research at Skidmore for more information.

If you are interested in chemistry or biochemistry research this Spring, Summer, and/or Next Fall, please fill out an interest form and turn it into the Chemistry Office (Dana 272) by Monday November 14th

Chemistry is the scientific investigation of the composition of matter and its transformations. Chemistry is at the heart of modern scientific and technical inquiry--from the composition of distant stars, to geochemical transformations taking place deep within our own planet, to modern pharmaceuticals and high-performance materials, to our own bodies. Indeed, chemistry is often dubbed the "central science," as knowledge of modern chemistry is key to advances in fields as diverse as geology, neuroscience, molecular biology, and materials science.

Students who major in chemistry at Skidmore College will graduate with a strong foundation in the chemical sciences, with hands-on experience using modern instrumentation such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and with experience in conducing research and the opportunity to participate in internships to refine their skills.