Welcome to the Chemistry Department
Chemistry Courses for First Year Students
New ACS Requirements
Colby Research Scholars Program
The Colby Chemistry Club
Chemistry's Chemical Hygiene Plan
Accident Report Form
Spill Report Form
This page provides access to
course materials and other resources that the Department of Chemistry
wishes to make available to interested students and faculty.
The Chemistry Department is located in Keyes Hall and contains
state-of-the-art instrumentation, multimedia-equipped classrooms,
modern laboratories for teaching and research, and the Paul J.
Schupf Scientific Computing Center.
Click on the picture of Keyes
Hall for a Tour of the Chemistry Department.
The mission of the Colby Chemistry Department is to develop
students who have the skills to address diverse global challenges.
Through a foundation of factual chemical knowledge, our majors will
possess the intellectual skills to synthesize material to solve a
wide range of problems. The Department promotes effective oral and
written communication, the ability to work as a member of a team,
ethical scientific conduct, leadership, and life-long learning.
Research plays an integral role in the curriculum through faculty-mentored
student projects that use modern techniques and instrumentation
to develop students' abilities to make meaningful innovations
in the field. Chemistry majors are well prepared for employment
in chemistry or entry into graduate and professional programs.
Students have access to
a wide range of instruments for course work and research projects
under supervision of a faculty that includes specialists
in analytical, environmental, inorganic, organic, physical, and
biochemistry. Most students
continue in chemistry-related fields, often attending graduate
school in chemistry, biochemistry, or medicine, or pursuing careers
in industrial research or the biomedical sciences. Other career
choices in recent years have included
patent law, chemical engineering, environmental studies, computer
sciences, and molecular biology.
We have established a variety
of web-related resources for both interested parties and students
enrolled in our chemistry courses. A list of Student Presentations and Publications at regional and national meetings
shows why we are so proud of our students.
A list of
Recent Grant Awards for the Colby Chemistry Department
is also available.
Please explore the Chemistry Department links
to learn more about our programs, faculty, and students.
The Chemistry web pages are maintained by
Tom Shattuck. Comments and contributions to these pages are welcome.