Chemistry Department

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to provide professional development for students and faculty alike in the chemical sciences with a focus on a program which makes a difference locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The Department of Chemistry serves as an advocate and conduit for the nexus of discovery, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge of the chemical sciences among academic units and programs of the University as reflected in the excellence of teaching, research, and service of our faculty and students.

"One of our senior chemistry ACS track students William A. Swann won one of five Best Poster Presentation plaques at the Annual Research Symposium March 14–15, 2018 at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL. His poster was titled Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine Ligands for Use in Difficult Cross-Coupling Reactions." - Larry Yet, Ph.D.

"The students of the Chemistry 101 laboratory (Survey of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry) spent time during the week of February 19-23, 2018 with Dr. Mike Jacobs and his staff from the USA Human-Patient Simulation Program. Over 240 students sat in on lectures about IV bags, concentration gradients, and Hydrostatic/Oncotic pressure. In addition, they had the opportunity to work with the professionals in the Human-Patient Simulation Program with the setup and use of IV bags with simulation patients. These students are preparing to enter the USA College of Nursing Program." - Richard O'Brien, Ph.D.

CH 101 Class


"Congratulations to two junior chemistry majors, Benjamin Jackson and Savannah Hoyt for their induction into Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society. Mortar Board is a nationally recognized senior honor society that is based on service, leadership, and scholarship. Each year the University of South Alabama Sally Steadman Azalea Chapter selected 50 senior students for membership. Congratulations Benjamin and Savannah!" - Larry Yet

"Congratulations to our chemistry senior undergraduate student, Kaitlyn Roberts, who was awarded  Who’s Who of the University of South Alabama. Kaitlyn was chosen based on her involvement, commitment, and contributions to campus life at the University of South Alabama. Thorough out her undergraduate career Kaitlyn has been involved in many activities and organizations such as Alpha Epsilon Delta, American Chemical Society, and Undergraduate Research. Congratulations Kaitlyn!" - Larry Yet