NDSU Scientists Create Artificial Enzymes

Enzymes do amazing things and are Nature’s ultimate catalysts to carry out the chemical reactions of life. They are very complex and not easily duplicated in the lab. A big scientific question is: How does one develop a small molecule catalyst that can carry out the functions of a biological enzyme? Recently, Scientist from NDSU’s…
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Research On The Prairies – All You Wanted To Know About Chlorite Dismutase

Participating in an REU program was definitely an experience I was looking forward to as a chemistry major.  After all, what better way to glimpse life as a graduate student conducting new and exciting research at an advanced level than to have the opportunity to work in a research group alongside graduate students conducting new…
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Research On The Prairie – Plastic From Plants

by Charles Good Elementary school was a great time in my life. I walked the four blocks from our home in south central Pennsylvania to Lititz Elementary School with my mom and our yellow lab, Elsa. I played kickball and Four Square during recess. I performed in our school play. Through this blur of young…
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Research On The Prairie – Organic Electronics

Materials for Organic Electronics: Thiophene-based Low Bandgap Polymers by Claire Buysse If you had asked me what I wanted to do with my chemistry degree a year ago, I wouldn’t have known.  Even six months ago, I wasn’t completely sure where I was headed.  I suppose that part of this uncertainty came from growing up…
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Semester Winds Down, Summer Research Gears Up

As the semester winds down for thousands of undergraduate students on NDSU’s campus, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is gearing up for this summer’s NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program entitled “Research on the Prairie”. Next week students will be arrive from all over the country to participate in research in the molecular sciences.…
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