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1 The College of New Jersey Department of Chemistry Overview- 2011

2 John AllisonLynn Bradley Benny ChanDon Hirsh Faculty Michelle BunaganHeba Abourahma Jinmo HuangDavid HuntStephanie Sen who we are

3 New Additions – Fall, 2010: Danielle GuarracinoAbby O’Connor

4 Faculty Areas of Expertise Abourahma – Organic; Materials Science Allison – Analytical; Forensic Science Bunagan – Physical; Biophysical Science Bradley – Organic; Synthetic Methods Chan – Inorganic; Materials Science Hirsh – Physical; Biophysical Chemistry Huang – Analytical; Separation Science Hunt – Organic; Medicinal Chemistry Sen – Biochemistry; Bio-organic Chemistry Guarracino – Biochemistry O’Connor – Organometallic Chemistry

5 Support Staff Ms. Joyce Gaiser Department Secretary Ms. Pamela Schmierer Stockroom Manager Mr. Leon Duminiak Instrumentation Coordinator

6 Degrees offered ACS certified BS degree Conforms to all requirements set by the American Chemical Society Non-ACS certified BS degree Offers more flexibility, for those interested in other areas of specialization (e.g., biology, education, business), transfer students, etc. Specialization in Forensic Chemistry option

7 The Transformed Chemistry Curriculum (BS ACS Certified Track) as of 3/10 FALLSPRING FRESHMAN CHE 201 General Chemistry ICHE 202 General Chemistry II CHE 099 Orientation to ChemistryMAT 128 Calculus B] [MAT 127 Calculus A][PHY 202 Physics II] [PHY 201 Physics I]Academic Writing (if required) FSP 1XX First Year Seminar SOPHOMORE CHE 331 Organic Chemistry ICHE 332 Organic Chemistry II CHE 310 Analytical ChemistryCHE 371 Quantum Chemistry* CHE 316 Sophomore Seminar JUNIOR CHE 372 Chemical ThermodynamicsCHE 451 Inorganic Chemistry—Structure and Bonding CHE 410 Instrumental AnalysisCHE 430 Biochemistry CHE 317 Junior Seminar SENIOR Laboratory Elective II CHE 318 Senior Seminar The asterisk indicates that this course has prerequisites of Physics II and Calc B, and will be strictly enforced starting Spring of 2006. Those courses listed in BOLD have a prerequisite of CHE 372. FALLSPRING FRESHMAN CHE 201 General Chemistry ICHE 202 General Chemistry II CHE 099 Orientation to ChemistryMAT 128 Calculus B] [MAT 127 Calculus A][PHY 202 Physics II] [PHY 201 Physics I]Academic Writing (if required) FSP 1XX First Year Seminar SOPHOMORE CHE 331 Organic Chemistry ICHE 332 Organic Chemistry II CHE 310 Analytical ChemistryCHE 371 Quantum Chemistry CHE 316 Sophomore Seminar JUNIOR CHE 372 Chemical ThermodynamicsCHE 451 Inorganic Chemistry—Structure and Bonding CHE 410 Instrumental AnalysisCHE 430 Biochemistry CHE 317 Junior Seminar SENIOR CHE 452 Inorganic Chemistry—Reactions Advanced Laboratory Elective I and Mechanisms Advanced Laboratory Elective II We offer specialized freshman, sophomore, and junior seminar classes All of our core classes have a laboratory component The advanced lab elective can be research

8 Fall, 2010 – New Curriculum (B.S. – non-ACS Certified) FALLSPRING FRESHMAN CHE 201 General Chemistry ICHE 202 General Chemistry II CHE 099 Orientation to ChemistryMAT 128 Calculus B] [MAT 127 Calculus A][PHY 202 Physics II] [PHY 201 Physics I]Academic Writing (if required) FSP 1XX First Year Seminar SOPHOMORE CHE 331 Organic Chemistry ICHE 332 Organic Chemistry II CHE 310 Analytical Chemistry CHE 316 Sophomore Seminar JUNIOR CHE 371 Quantum ChemistryCHE 372 ChemicalThermodynamics CHE 317 Junior SeminarCHE 430 Biochemistry SENIOR CHE 451 Inorganic Chemistry—Advanced Elective II (w/ or w/o lab) Structure and Bonding Advanced Elective I (w/ or w/o lab) Instrumental analysis (CHE 410), Inorganic II (CHE 452) not required The advanced lab elective can be research

9 Elective Courses We offer a diverse group of advanced courses which prepare the student for graduate study: – Heterocyclic Chemistry – Medicinal Chemistry – Organic Reaction Mechanisms – Biomolecule Analysis – Advanced Organometallic Chemistry – Materials Science – Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry

10 Opportunities for mentored research

11 TCNJ MUSE Program  Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience  An eight-week summer residential research experience  Competitive selection process

12 Undergraduate Academic Summer Internships (largely NSF-REU programs) University of Connecticut University of Pittsburgh University of Arizona University of Rochester Princeton University University of Pennsylvania University of Kansas (Medicinal Chemistry) Syracuse University Ohio State University California State University – Fullerton Clemson University Trinity College (Connecticut) Boston University

13 Recent Industrial/Government Summer Internships  Sanofi-Aventis R&D (Medicinal Chemistry)  Bristol-Myers Squibb (Process Chemistry)  Boehringer Ingleheim (Process Chemistry)  NJ State Police Crime Laboratory (Forensic Chemistry)  Ligand Pharmaceutical (Medicinal Chemistry)  Union County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office  Ciba (Analytical Chemistry)  Merck (Medicinal and Process Chemistry)  FBI in Quantico, VA (Forensic Science)  Roche Labs (Medicinal Chemistry)  Colgate Palmolive (Personal Care)  Johnson & Johnson (Diagnostics)  NIST (Physical Chemistry)

14 “Research can be the most rewarding aspect of an undergraduate chemistry degree. Students grow both professionally and personally in ways that are not possible through traditional classroom and laboratory classes.” American Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training Faculty have published 26 papers (many with student co-authors) in peer-reviewed journals since 2005

15 Students present their research at local, regional, and national meetings Celebration of student achievement National ACS meetings

16 Student Groups – SCA & GSE Students in the Department participate in a variety of social activities

17 TCNJ Students Successfully Pursue Ph.D. degrees at some of the Best Universities Harvard University UCLA Princeton University Yale University Duke University Cornell University Penn State University University of Notre Dame University of California; Berkeley, Irvine, Davis, L.A. University of Virginia University of Pittsburgh University of Illinois Rutgers University University of Rochester Boston College University of Maryland University of Texas, Austin Michigan State University University of Minnesota University of California, San Francisco University of South Carolina University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania SUNY – Stony Brook City University of New York Lehigh University Scripps Institute (La Jolla)Florida State University Emory UniversityJohns Hopkins University of IndianaUniversity of Florida Syracuse UniversityUniversity of Chicago Colorado State UniversityUniversity of Colorado University of WisconsinUniversity of Michigan Texas A&MOhio State University University of Delaware George Washington University Graduate schools actively recruit TCNJ students! Schools attended by 2010 chemistry graduates in red

18 Other Career Paths Teaching Industry Freehold Regional High School Midas Pharmaceuticals Mahwah High School Int’l Flavors and Fragrances Hunterdon Central Regional High School Bristol Myers Squibb North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School Nutley High School Cherry Hill High School Law Schools Rutgers George Washington Maryland Health - Professional Programs MD/Ph.D. Program, Mount Sinai MD Program, Robert Wood Johnson UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine UMDNJ Dental School University of Connecticut Dental School Columbia University Dental School MD/Ph.D. Program, Thomas Jefferson University MD/Ph.D. Program, University of Iowa Ph.D. Program, Harvard School of Public Health MSN Program, Northeastern University

19 Class of 2010 Highlights Chemistry Majors 30 ACS Certified graduates Of these, 19 (63%; national average = 30%) are attending graduate school, medical school, or dental school Of those applying to medical school as chemistry majors – 100% acceptance rate over the past 6 years! 4 Seniors - Elected to Phi Beta Kappa (3 as juniors) >95% job placement rate directly upon graduation (historically 100% within a year)

20 Recent TCNJ Student Honors Goldwater Scholars: Mike Green (2005); Jennifer Urban (2010) American Crystallographic Society National Meeting Travel Grant: Devon Cocuzza, Jennnifer Urban (2010) Anne Szklarski – International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Poster Prize (2007) American Crystallographic Society AIP Undergraduate Poster Prize: Jennnifer Urban (2010) Emily Cherney –National Science Foundation - REU Chemistry Leadership Group Travel Award (2007); Merck Women in Chemistry National Scholarship Winner (2009); NSF graduate Fellowship (2010) Xi-Jun Chen – Sanofi-Aventis Award in Organic Chemistry (2007) Recipients of the Sanofi-Aventis Award in Organic Chemistry Research (Maryll Geherty, Emily Cherney - 2007; Jenna Klubnick, Artie Carminucci - 2008) American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Chemistry Major: Emily Cherney (2007); Mike Rosana (2008); Ashley Tomasello (2010) Merck/AAAS Summer Research Fellowships - Erica Tabakin (2007, 2008); Lyndsay Wood (2009) National Starch Summer Research Fellows (2008) - Kate Davis, Joe Macor Phi Beta Kappa: Xi-Jun Chen, Emily Cherney (2007); Sara Davis, Jenna Klubnick, Mike Rosana, Brittany Speer, Steven Wisniewski (2008); Alex Fuchs, Jason Krizan, Maureen Mulhern, Joseph Sarhan (2009); Mike Nardone (2010)

21 Forensic Chemistry Specialization Accompanies B.S. in Chemistry To complete the requirement: 2 Criminal Justice Courses 2 Forensic Chemistry Courses Research or Internship Experience Note – students can take any of the courses without completing the specialization

22 TCNJ students who graduated with a BS in Chemistry/Forensic Chemistry Specialization are now at, for example: Graduate Schools PhD Programs (e.g. University of Delaware) MS Programs (e.g. Drexel University, George Washington U) Government Labs FBI Secret Service Homeland Security Corporate Labs Merck Bristol –Myers Squibb

23 Bottom Line – Creating a Unique Transcript/Resume/ Graduate TCNJ Students can list Unique Advanced Courses (Mass Spectrometry, Medicinal Chemistry) Internships Research Experiences Publications/Presentations at National Meetings Practical Experience in Using Equipment/ Analytical Instrumentation Minors, Specializations, Self-Designed Majors References (who know them!) TCNJ Students have been successful in industry, government, and graduate school positions, so we generate students of “known quality”

24 CAREERS IN CHEMISTRY BEGIN AT TCNJ


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