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TCNJ Chemistry Major wins New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award

TCNJ Chemistry Major wins New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award

Congratulations to Allison McQuillen, a chemistry secondary education major and May 2014 graduate, who recently won a 2014 New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award. Since 1985, the Presidents of New Jersey’s teacher training institutions have been invited to submit the dossiers of their three most outstanding prospective teachers into competition for this award. This annual awardContinue Reading

Chemistry Ranked As One of the Nation’s Best Undergrad Programs

Chemistry Ranked As One of the Nation’s Best Undergrad Programs

A group of national experts that recently completed a yearlong review used words like “extraordinary” and “remarkable” to describe what is happening in TCNJ’s chemistry program. “The department is poised to capture national attention,” their report indicated.Continue Reading

TCNJ Chemistry Professor Featured in International Journal Nature on Equality for LGBT Scientists

TCNJ Chemistry Professor Featured in International Journal Nature on Equality for LGBT Scientists

Dr. Benny Chan, Associate Professor of Chemistry at TCNJ, is a strong national advocate and leader on equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) scientists and students. He has been featured in the high-impact international journals Nature and Chemical & Engineering News.Continue Reading

The Intersection of Science and Food

The Intersection of Science and Food

The School of Science and the Department of Chemistry at TCNJ are honored to host Dr. Kent Kirshenbaum for our Spring 2013 Colloquium Series, on March 20, 2013, from 3:00-4:30 pm. Continue Reading

TCNJ’s Student Chemists Association wins National Green Chemistry Award

TCNJ’s Student Chemists Association wins National Green Chemistry Award

TCNJ’s Student Chemist Association has been selected by the American Chemical Society to receive one of the national Society’s “Green Chemistry Award” for 2011-2012.Continue Reading

TCNJ Student Chemist Association Wins National Award

TCNJ Student Chemist Association Wins National Award

TCNJ’s Student Chemist Association has been selected by the American Chemical Society to receive one of the national Society’s “Outstanding Chapter Award” for 2011-2012.Continue Reading

Chemistry Career Cafe Series to continue with “Chemistry of Protection & Global Security”

Chemistry Career Cafe Series to continue with “Chemistry of Protection & Global Security”

The College of New Jersey, in conjunction with the American Chemical Society and Rider University, is hosting a chemistry career café called “Chemistry of Protection & Global Security” on April 21.Continue Reading

Molecule makers

Molecule makers

The proteasome—a subcellular organelle that degrades unwanted and misfolded cellular proteins—is sort of like a microscopic garbage disposal, reasons biology Professor Sudhir Nayak.Continue Reading

Quantum Tunnel Featured in National Magazine

Quantum Tunnel Featured in National Magazine

Even Heisenberg would agree with certainty that the transformation of the Chemistry basement is spectacular. Descend into the depths of the building and you will enter “The Quantum Tunnel,” a mural that has gained national recognition and was recently featured within the pages of In Chemistry, a magazine published by the American Chemical Society (November/December 2011 issue).Continue Reading

National Science Foundation grants fund state-of-the-art equipment for student and faculty research

National Science Foundation grants fund state-of-the-art equipment for student and faculty research

The National Science Foundation (NSF), under its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, has awarded the College with two grants to aid the acquisition of state-of-the-art laboratory research equipment.Continue Reading

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