Chemistry Seminar

Fifty years ago, in 1965, Dwain Ford, former chair of the department, began our Chemistry Seminar program. The guest speaker lecture series was introduced in 1971. Our current ChemSem program highlights the importance of communicating chemical topics to both specialized and general audiences. We hope you'll enjoy joining us this year as we live-stream each weekly lecture from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EST on Thursdays.

The videos will also be available for viewing after each event. Of course, if you are able to come to campus, we would love to have you attend in person. 

Here is a complete schedule of the presentations planned for this school year.

At 4:30 p.m. EST, Thursday, October 1, 2015 watch the live stream of Ashok Kumar, from Jana Care, discussing a Density-based Rapid Test for Sickle Cell Disease.

On September 24, 2015 we learned about about Biomimetic Materials by David Kohn from the University of Michigan.

On September 17, 2015, Hosea Nelson from the University of California presented the topic, Organic Synthesis.


On September 3, 2015, we enjoyed the lecture on the Chemical & Environmental Impact of Gold Mining by Ronald RH Cohen from the Colorado School of Mines.


On August 27, 2015 we honored our retired chair, Dwain L Ford, by introducing the Dwain L Ford Lecture Series for our Chemistry Seminar Program this year. In the video below you will enjoy a look back over our history as a department.


On February 12, 2015, Carrie Ferraro from the University of Michigan spoke on the Neuroscience of Drug Addiction.