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Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2016
The Department of Chemistry offers summer session course sequences that allow you to prepare for your career in healthcare and/or complete an entire year of course work in just one summer!

Measuring Student Learning

Measuring Student Learning
The Barbera chemistry education research group champions the development, evaluation, and use of quality assessment instruments to effectively gauge the impacts of science teaching practices.

Frontiers of Nanopatterning

Frontiers of Nanopatterning
Work in the Rananavare group examines soft and hard condensed matter with special emphasis on nanomaterials and nanopatterning.
The Department of Chemistry at Portland State University maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research.

Research Funding

Niles Lehman

Professor Niles Lehman received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation for NetLife: Experimental Evolution of Networks in Abiogenesis.

Steve Reichow

Assistant Professor Steve Reichow received a New Investigator Grant from the Medical Research Foundation to characterize the molecular mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication through membrane channel proteins.

John J. Perona

Professor John Perona was recently awarded a new grant from NASA to fund his work on the biochemistry of sulfur metabolism in the Archaea.

Departmental News

Eric Sheagley

The Department of Chemistry congratulates Instructor and Lab Coordinator for General Chemistry, Eric Sheagley, who will receive the 19th Annual John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teacher Award for Chemistry. The award is voted on by students in the program and represents the high esteem in which they hold Dr Sheagley's instruction.

Srikar Rao Darmakkolla

Srikar Rao Darmakkolla took the first place prize at the PSU Three Minute Thesis competition on May 6 for his presentation "Copper Nanowires Synthesis and Self-Assembly for Interconnect Applications."

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Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Courses held in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building have been scheduled to allow for travel time to and from the building; starting and ending times are offset from the main campus class time grid. Overrides for time conflicts will not be considered.