Chemistry / Biochemistry
Department Chair:
Rebecca Whelan

Administrative Assistant:
Rachel Wysocki

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8300
Fax: (440) 775-6682

Science Center A263
119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:00-noon | 1:00-4:30pm

Student Projects

Student Projects

All of the chemistry faculty are research-active and many have external grants to support their work. Undergraduates are mentored in the research laboratory during the academic year, including short research stints as part of Winter Term, and for 8-10 weeks during the summer.

Students may be involved in research from September to May as Honors students or as research students. Both groups work about the same hours in the laboratory, but Honors students are required to describe their work in a formal thesis, in two public oral presentations, and in front of a chemist from another institution (oral exam).

Summer research assistants receive stipends and valuable experience for their full-time pursuits. 




Fall 2016 Winter Term 2017 Summer 2017
Fall 2015 Winter Term 2016 Summer 2016
Fall 2014 Winter Term 2015 Summer 2015
Fall 2013 Winter Term 2014 Summer 2014
Fall 2012 Winter Term 2013 Summer 2013
Fall 2011 Winter Term 2012 Summer 2012
Fall 2010 Winter Term 2011 Summer 2011
Fall 2009 Winter Term 2010 Summer 2010
Fall 2008 Winter Term 2009 Summer 2009