Welcome to the Central Washington University Chemistry Department!
The Chemistry Department is a dynamic, energetic and growing organization that focuses on giving students the best possible education in the chemical sciences. We are housed in the Science Building, a state-of-the-art facility with labs offering the latest instrumentation and technology. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees and are proud of our low student to faculty teaching ratios. The department has fourteen fulltime faculty and a support staff of seven. Our faculty members have diverse research interests - ranging from the study of trace metals over remote areas of the open ocean to bio activation and cytotoxic mechanisms of xenobiotics including antineoplastic agents, environmental contaminants, natural products and photosensitizers to theoretical investigation of the chemical vapor deposition processes of various inorganic materials such as diamond, graphite, silicon crystals, and silicon carbide . Student research opportunities abound for undergraduates as well as graduate students. Welcome to our website!
Several students in Steve Chamberland's research group received internal funding this quarter.
- Kathryn O'Neal received an Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the amount of $400 from the Office of Undergraduate Research for her proposal entitled "Total Synthesis of Credneramides A and B."
- Sydney Bouchey, Austin Calaway, and Rebecca Maverick received one of the first group Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the amount of $1,000 from the Office of Undergraduate Research for their proposal entitled "The Optimization of the Bromination of Homogentisic Acid Lactone."
- Jacob Buchanan received an Undergraduate Travel Fellowship in the amount of $500 from the Office of Undergraduate Research. This fellowship award will be used to defer the cost for Jacob to attend the Spring 2014 national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX, where he plans to present a poster or talk on his research entitled "Total Synthesis of Phidianidine A and B."