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College Hosts Green Chemistry Summer Institute

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kermit the Frog once sang, “It’s not that easy being green,” but if the monochromatic Muppet studied chemistry at Siena College, he’d be singing a different tune.

Siena’s chemistry professors are committed to creating lab experiments that are as green as Kermit himself. “They’re one of the few universities in New York State that actually does green chemistry at the college level,” said Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Program Specialist Deborah Knight.
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Grant to Help Faculty, Students Pursue New Chemical Research

Friday, August 30, 2013

Jodi O’Donnell, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Lucas Tucker, Ph.D. assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have received a Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award from one of America’s oldest foundations, the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). Chemistry & Biochemistry


Chemistry with a Reduced Carbon Footprint

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Economically and ecologically minded, Jason Hofstein, Ph. D. developed a completely paperless course using iPads instead of paper for every aspect of the class, including his lectures, student note taking, exams and quizzes. Chemistry & Biochemistry


Computer Cluster Adds Speed to Science

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Siena College’s School of Science has added a High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster that will enable faculty and students to conduct cutting-edge computational research in a variety of areas, including surface chemistry, biophysics and artificial intelligence. Purchased last month in collaboration with Siena’s Information and Technology Services, the HPC cluster has 480 GB of global memory, 20.5 TB of long-term storage and unlimited potential to provide students and faculty with opportunities to conduct important scientific research. Chemistry & Biochemistry


Life in the Labs

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

While many Siena students are enjoying time off from their studies this summer, a handful of students can still be found in Morrell Science Center and Roger Bacon Hall. These students are part of the Siena Summer Scholars Program, which allows faculty members and students to collaborate, design and carry out original research projects. Chemistry & Biochemistry Computer Science