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Freshman seminars offer chemistry experiences in small settings

Freshman seminars provide an opportunity for freshmen to be part of a small class with a maximum of 15 students, and to get to know a faculty member as well as other students in different colleges.

In this photo, freshman Quang Luu Nguyen demonstrates the attraction of liquid oxygen to a magnetic field as part of his presentation on molecular orbital theory in Chemistry 1910W, Quantum Mechanics and Popular Philosophy, taught by Professor Doreen Leopold. His classmates are from the College of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science & Engineering, and Carlson School of Management.

Many Department of Chemistry faculty members have taught freshmen seminars, including (during the past five years) Professors George Barany, David Blank, Christopher Cramer, Mark Distefano, Wayne Gladfelter, Christy Haynes, Doreen Leopold, Wayland Noland, Lee Penn, Valerie Pierre, and Theresa Reineke.