Online Education – Is It Worthwhile?

The title of this post brings forward a very important question. Is it beneficial to the students to offer courses online? This question was recently brought to light by an opinion article in the NDSU Spectrum by Matthew Musacchia and I don’t know that there are any good answers. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is…
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Chemistry Faculty Receive Research Grants

Dr. Gregory Cook, Chair and Professor of organic chemistry has received a $420,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. This three-year grant will support research in organic chemistry. Cook will develop new synthetic methods for the preparation of small molecule building blocks for new pharmaceuticals and new materials. Specifically he is investigating new catalysts to…
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Better Medicine Through Chemistry

When one thinks of the term nuclear medicine the first thing that comes to mind is radiation therapy for cancer. While this is one obvious use of radiation in medicine, it is far from the only application. Medical imaging would severely hindered without the ability of radioactive elements to decay and emit subatomic particles. I…
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NDSU Graduate Study In Chemistry And Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites undergraduate students to the NDSU campus on Saturday, October 16 to find out about M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. This annual event by the department does more than just showcase NDSU’s opportunities. Students will have the chance to learn about what is important in considering…
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Celebrating 100 Years Of Ladd Hall

On March 8, 1890, the North Dakota Agricultural College was signed into law. Later that year, Edwin Freemont Ladd, a chemist from Maine, was recruited to North Dakota as the second faculty member on campus. In the basement of College Hall, Ladd taught chemistry, nutrition and dairy products. He was instrumental in guiding the beginnings…
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