Chemistry – the central science – is a discipline in which students learn the scientific principles that govern how atoms/molecules interact. In chemistry students will use math and physics to learn how chemists apply them to discover the principles that govern how interactions occur, what reaction products to expect, the molecular nature of life processes, and how to perform chemical analyses of the world around us. Since it is integral to science, emphasis on problem-solving and techniques will be included at every level.
We teach students how to use modern scientific instrumentation and how to interpret the resulting data. We encourage supervised independence in the laboratory because we want our students to think like researchers. Our program will teach students to solve problems, critically evaluate data, organize and present material, write scientifically, develop careful laboratory skills and to become independent and creative thinkers. Our chemistry program has been very successful and our graduates have succeeded in a diverse array of careers.
Last summer current chemistry majors participated in research/internships at the following places:
Carroll College, Helena, MT
Energy Labs, Helena, MT
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Monsanto Co. Soda Springs, ID
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Xavier University of Lousiana, New Orleans, LA
"Investigating the electrophilicity of Cu-bound nitriles toward a method for [2 2 2] cyclizations"
“Synthesis and study of novel conjugated carbazole derivatives for potential use in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)”
“Analysis of KDAC8 activity in a molecular system”
“Nitrogen and carbon cycling of sustainable agricultural methods”
“Synthesis of (1R)-amino-(2R)-(1-pyrrolidino)cyclohexane for use in asymmetric hydroamination/cyclization of aminoalkenes”