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Program Marks Tenth Year Bringing Solar Research Experience to Community College Students
The USC-Cerritos College Summer Research Internship in Solar Energy provides lab experience and skills that help students transition to four-year colleges and universities.
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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.

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Seminar / Events

10/14/2019: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Eric Neuscamman
Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley
"Excited-State-Specific Quantum Chemistry"
12:00 p.m., ZHS 159

10/18/2019: Other
Professor Gerard Parkin
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
"Burg Memorial Lecture: Tripodal Ligands in Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry: Carbon Dioxide Functionalization, Mercury Detoxification, and New Classes of Atranes"
4:00 p.m., SLH 100

10/21/2019: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Chandrasekhar Ramanathan
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College
12:00 p.m., tba

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