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Spring Courses
Chemistry (Chem 117)
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Nanochemistry (Chem 150)
Not offered in 2015
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Environmental, Analytical and Geochemistry (Chem 220)
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Organic Chemistry II (Chem 235)
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Professional Tools (Chem 280)
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Thermodynamics and Kinetics (Chem 240)
Nutrition and Metabolism: Biochemical Mechanisms (Bio/Chem 260)
Chemistry Seminar (Chem 380)
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Senior Thesis (Chem 385)
Independent Research - Special Projects (Chem 390)
Independent research is arranged with individual professors. Student research fellowships are available! For research interests, see the faculty links.
Fall Courses
Chemistry (Chem 117)
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Organic Chemistry I (Chem 230)
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Molecular Modeling, Visualization, and Computational Chemistry (Chem 245)
Solid State Chemistry (Chem 250)
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Professional Tools (Chem 280)
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DNA & Protein Biochemistry (Chem/Bio 300)
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Advanced Topics (Chem 375)
Medicinal Chemistry Moodle Page
Chemistry Seminar (Chem 380)
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Senior Thesis (Chem 385)
Independent Research - Special Projects (Chem 390)
Independent research is arranged with individual professors. Student research fellowships are available! For research interests, see the faculty links.
Other Courses
Nanotechnology (FYI 100)
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Garbage (FYI 100)
Scientific Glassblowing
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Women's Health
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Resources & Journals
Mission Statements
Graphing in Excel
Powerpoint Use, Powerpoint Reflections, Countdown
ChemDraw Download (requires Beloit email address.)
Software (Download chemistry course software)
Safety (Chemical Hazard Evaluations)
Chemical databases (Structure, properties, synthesis)
Citing References (ACS Style Guide, pdf) or quick link
Citing Web Sources
BELCAT, Article Databases, Chemistry Links
Web of Science
PubMED National Library of Medicine
Science Magazine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Organic Syntheses
To access ACS articles from off campus use (requires Beloit login).

American Chemical Society (search)

To access Springer articles from off campus use (requires Beloit login).

SpringerLink Journals (search)

Advising & Schedules
Advice for first and second year courses and prospective majors
What can I do with a Chemistry major?
Checklists for majors offered in the department
Applied Chemistry
Biological Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry Minor
Health Professions
Directory of Graduate Research
More information & links
Chemistry course schedule:
Chemistry course descriptions and prerequisites
Academic Calendar
Final Exam Schedule
Performing Arts Calendar
Course Schedules (Portal)
Beloit College Catalog
Schedule Planning Sheet (pdf)
Special Project Contract
LAPC Completion Form
Email address lookup
Work Request (Physical Plant and ISR)
Room scheduling
Daily Beloit College Terrarium (Campus Newsletter)

Weekly Chemistry Newsletter (March 18, 2015) featuring summer internships, graduate programs, job openings, and science division announcements.

Annual Chemistry Newsletter (June, 2013) featuring faculty, student, and alumni accomplishments

See University of Wisconsin Chemistry Newsletter for additional seminar opportunities.

Find out what Beloit Chemistry Alumni are up to in the Alumni News section of the the annual newletters
Let us know what you are doing, and we will put it in the next annual newsletter!
Group pictures and Directory

Kevin Braun
Analytical chemistry
Ted Gries
Kristin Labby
Organic Chemistry
George Lisensky - Chair
Inorganic & environmental chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology
Alfred (Roc) Ordman (emeritus)
Biochemistry, nutrition research
Laura Parmentier
Organic, medicinal chemistry, feminist science studies, health & society
Brock Spencer (emeritus)
ChemLinks Coalition principal investigator, environmental chemistry
Rama Viswanathan
Physical chemistry, computer science, ultrafast laser fluoresence
Activities & Awards
Certified by the American Chemical Society since 1949
Beloit Science Center
The U.S. Green Building Council’s has certified the Beloit College Science Center at the Platinum Level.
cCWCS Workshops at Beloit College
Renewable Energy 2014, 2012, 2010
Materials Science and Nanotechnology 2015, 2013, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004
ChemLinks Coalition
A nationwide systemic change initiative headquartered at Beloit College that was funded by the National Science Foundation.
MRSEC - Exploring the Nanoworld (collaboration with UW Madison)
The Materials Research Center for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces produces educational resources for exploring the world of nanotechnology. Links to Online Resources
Girls and Women in Science
A hands-on science workshop for 6th grade female students, their parents, and teachers, hosted by Beloit College students.
MACTLAC at Beloit College
Annual Meeting, October 21-22, 2011.
Project Kaleidoscope
Our unusual "lab first" general chemistry course has received national attention as a "Program That Works."
Gas Chromatographs (NSF DUE-0126580)
Enhancement of the Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum Using Temperature-Programmable, Computer-Controlled, and Network-Accessible Gas Chromatographs funded by the National Science Foundation.
Ultrafast Laser Fluorescence Laboratory (NSF DUE-9952604)
An undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory funded by the National Science Foundation.
Scotland Seminar 2005, 1996
An overseas semester studying the history, culture and environment of Scotland!
Catalyst Teaching Awards
Paul Boutwell, Brock Spencer and George Lisensky each were recipients of this prestigious national teaching award.
Campus Map
The Science Center is located on the former intersection of Pleasant Street and Emerson Street, GPS coordinates 42.50472, -89.03125

Driving directions:
Take I-90 Exit 185A, Wisconsin 81, into Beloit. When you cross some railroad tracks, the road splits.
Option 1: Take the left fork (Milwaukee Road), signed for Beloit College. Take the third right (Emerson Street). The Science Center will be in front of you when the road ends.
Option 2: Stay on 81 to the right even though the left fork will be signed for Beloit College. Just before the river (third traffic light from the railroad tracks), turn left on Pleasant Street, US 51. The Science Center is the tall building on the left.
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Last updated March 19, 2015 by George Lisensky