The Emory Department of Chemistry's innovative HHMI-supported curriculum initiative is an ambitious restructuring of the entire chemistry curriculum, made possible by the construction of new teaching spaces designed specifically for student-centered, active learning instruction. The curriculum provides a coherent framework for students to master basic science concepts while at the same time placing foundational concepts into the context of research that addresses the challenges facing our society. 

Photo: Engaged Learning Classroom in Atwood Hall

On Saturday, March 21st, 2015, Emory hosted The Outbreak Game as part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Developed by Out of Hand Theatre Company, this fast-paced scavenger hunt sent participants racing across Emory's campus to solve clues related to a mysterious mock outbreak. Chemistry students and faculty participated as consultants and as actors on the day of the game. Emory's Institute for Drug Development, founded by Emory chemistry professor Dennis Liotta and Emory's recent contributions to the care of Ebola patients featured in the game.

Our graduate student population includes approximately 120 students from across the US and eight foreign countries. Our program is large enough to exhibit research excellence in many areas of chemistry, while still intimate enough for most students and faculty to know each other. While we accept students into four divisions--organic, inorganic, biomolecular, and phsyical/theoretical chemistry--our groups are highly interdisciplinary and work across divisions. 

(Image: Dept. Chair David Lynn attends graduate student poster session)

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Emory's 2015 Commencement will take place on Monday, May 11th. There will be a reception in the new Atwood Addition following the ceremony for faculty, staff, graduates and their families. View the invitation.

Members of ChEmory, Emory's ACS-Award winning chemistry club, recently attended the American Chemical Society Meeting in Denver, CO. Read their reflections.

Director of Undergraduate Studies Doug Mulford is featured in The Wall Street Journal discussing Emory's innovative new HHMI-funded chemistry curriculum. The Department of Chemistry is now accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral positions for our new HHMI Postdocs in research and curriculum development. View the job ad here.

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