Colloquia and Seminars

Among the department activities are weekly colloquia at which faculty members from other universities speak as well as researchers form industrial laboratories and research institutes. This program brings about 25 people each year to the department. Speakers are suggested by students and faculty, and a schedule is posted at the start of each semester. Students are given time to meet with each speaker, and a student is assigned as host. There is also a series of four different seminars covering the fields of organic, physical, inorganic, and biological chemistry. At these seminars, generally held in the evening, a faculty member or a student presents a lecture covering his or her research or a recent publication of wide interest. Undergraduates also have the opportunity to give both poster and oral presentations of their research at the end of each summer by participating in the chemistry summer research program.

Seminars are a vital part of the intellectual life of the chemistry department. Weekly departmental seminars on Friday afternoons (CHEM 521/CHEM 522) are followed by refreshments and discussions in the chemistry lounge. Important scientists from other universities and research laboratories are the speakers. Programs for each semester are available from the chemistry office or you can visit our web site.

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The Wesleyan campus is currently closed to visitors and all colloquia and seminars will be accessible via Zoom.  Please contact chemistry@wesleyan.edu if you would like access to a specific presentation.

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Graduate Information/Faculty Research Seminars

The Department of Chemistry offers remote seminars given by our esteemed faculty for the Fall 2020 semester. Seminars consist of a live Zoom presentation with on-line question and answers. On request, faculty speakers are available to meet with students or faculty at the host institution in the hour preceding or following the seminar. A brief overview of the graduate program in Chemistry at Wesleyan can also be included in the seminar. 

To request a virtual seminar, please fill out the Remote Seminar Request Form