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Chemistry


“I LOVE what I do every day, and I wake up every day looking forward to it. I love to learn, and I can honestly say that I learn something new every day. I get to learn with young people and share my love of learning with them, I get to mostly decide what I do and when. For now, life doesn't get better than this. ” -Regina Stevens-Truss, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Program Information

Professors: Anderson, Bartz (Chair), Furchak, Furge, Slough, T. Smith, Stevens-Truss, Williams

The chemistry program stresses the art of scientific thought and the role of chemistry in society. Chemistry students benefit from a close working relationship with faculty members in an atmosphere that encourages research. Majors can gain preparation suitable for graduate study in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical and materials engineering, environmental sciences, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical chemistry, or molecular biology. Other professional schools open to chemistry graduates include the following: human, dental, or veterinary medicine; business administration; or patent or environmental law. Majors will also have a background appropriate for becoming a professional research or process chemist in industrial, pharmaceutical, or government laboratories; teaching high school or community college chemistry; doing environmental monitoring or remediation; working in sales, product development, or in laboratory safety; becoming a writer on science topics, working in science libraries or other information services, doing conservation work in art museums; or performing forensic analyses for law enforcement agencies.

Chemistry Department News

PUI Paragon

urge Laura Furge, the Roger F. and Harriet G. Varney Professor of Chemistry, is a feature profile in a recent ASBMB Today, the professional development magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The article, titled “Working at a … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College Professor of Chemistry Regina Stevens-Truss receives Lucasse award for teaching excellence

K Professor of Chemistry Regina Stevens-Truss Kalamazoo College’s highest teaching honor is the Florence J. Lucasse Lectureship, awarded to a K faculty member in recognition of outstanding classroom teaching. The 2015-16 Lucasse Lectureship recipient is Professor of Chemistry Regina Stevens-Truss. And for this honor, she gets … Continue reading

Life’s Imperative: Social Justice in Science

cienceJusticeThumb A seed—call it science-and-social-justice—has been germinating in the mind of Regina Stevens-Truss since December of 2009. In truth, Stevens-Truss (the Kurt D. Kaufman Associate Professor of Chemistry) has been thinking on that matter long before then. But the occasion of … Continue reading

Heyl Earns Goldwater

aoulWadhwaThumb Raoul Wadhwa ’17 has won the very competitive and nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those … Continue reading

K at EB

cienceStudentsThumb Two Kalamazoo College chemistry majors, Victoria Osorio ’16 and Sarah Glass ’17, attended the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, Calif. Experimental Biology is a joint meeting of six different societies including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular … Continue reading