Chemical reaction: “a huge improvement”


The exterior of the new Chemistry Building Instruction Tower, seen from the Botanical Garden across the street.
Photo by: Althea Dotzour

Students climbing stairs


Students exit lecture room S429 and ascend the red and white marble terrazzo stairs.
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Students sitting in a classroom


Linda Zelewiski, Lecturer in Chemistry, teaches students about spontaneous and non-spontaneous reactions in General Chemistry II.
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Student performing an experiment


Sophomore Shrey Ramesh operates a rotary evaporator, which removes solvents from reaction mixtures using a vacuum to reduce their boiling point, in the Witting Lab of Organic Chemistry. “Moving from online labs last semester to this in-person lab was a huge upgrade,” says Ramesh.
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Students seated at tables under projection screens


Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry students follow Amanda Buchberger Jones, Associate Faculty Assistant, on one of the eight screens surrounding the 1435 learning studio. The studio includes movable tables with microphones and cords projectors that allow students to share their work with the class.
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Three people sitting on chairs in a classroom


Two second-semester General Chemistry students meet with their teaching assistant in a 7th-floor newsroom. Each lab has a connected room to process data and talk to colleagues without wearing protective gear. The walls and windows are all writing surfaces.
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Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry students work in an independent laboratory in teams of four where they design their own projects.
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Overhead view of students working at tables in a high ceilinged room


Students bend over their computers in the undergraduate study lounge in the basement of the Chemistry Building’s new instruction tower. The artwork hanging above – “Light Source” by artist Bev Precious – is an aluminum and dichroic glass sculpture that hangs in the former lobby of the chemistry building.
Photo by: Althea Dotzour

Students seated in a classroom, with students in a lab visible behind


A group of students take notes in a classroom while another participates in a background lab in Class 8845.
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Two students wearing clear plastic face coverings during an experiment


Students in a second-semester general chemistry lab carefully monitor liquid in a beaker to change from blue to yellow as they use titration to identify an unknown base.
Photo by: Althea Dotzour