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Chemistry Undergraduate Leads Science Lesson in Sustainability for Scout troops
this summer, junior Alexander Maertens taught Scouts visiting Santa Catalina Island the science behind a biodiesel project that turns used cooking oil into biodiesel.
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USC Chemistry Welcomes Incoming Graduate Students from Eleven Countries
The Department of Chemistry extends a warm Trojan welcome to a cohort of new students – 13 women and 21 men – from home countries including China, Georgia, Great Britain, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Sweden and the United States. Students will spend fall semester rotating among research groups within areas of interest before selecting faculty advisors and joining specific labs for the duration of their Ph.D. programs.

Native American Students Cook Up Chemistry Fun at USC Summer Camp
Middle school students build and race their own solar-powered minicars in green-energy program created by Professor Brent Melot.
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Seminar / Events

09/23/2019: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Rolf Schäfer
Department of Physical Chemistry, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
"Dielectric and magnetic behavior of pure and doped clusters"
12:00 p.m., ZHS 159

09/24/2019: Inorganic
Professor John Arnold
College of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley
"Catalytic and Stoichiometric Reactivity with Electropositive Metals"
12:30 p.m., VPD 105

09/25/2019: Organic-Materials
Professor Skye Fortier
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas, El Paso
"Metal-Arenides as Low-Valent Synthons"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

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