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Why Chemistry and
  Biochemistry at Albright?

The Majors

Faculty

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Student Scholarship

Courses

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ACES Scholarships

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / DEPARTMENT GOALS

Albright Chemistry and Biochemistry students:

1. Gain knowledge of theories in the field:

  • They are prepared for graduate degree programs, professional degree programs, and industrial or government employment
  • They possess sufficient foundational knowledge in each of the five core areas of chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical.

2. Apply knowledge in the field:

  • They display competent oral communication in chemistry
  • They demonstrate competent written communication in chemistry
  • They have the ability to assess standard text, reference, and literature resources.

3. Establish proficiency in the laboratory

  • They exhibit competent laboratory techniques and data collection abilities
  • They manifest proficient analysis and interpretation of results

 

Honors and Awards

  • Chemistry major Zeke Cole was named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. He was Albright’s first Goldwater Scholar.
  • Biochemistry major Raymond Van Sant ’15 applied to the St. Andrew’s Society and received a scholarship to study abroad at the University of Glasgow for the 2013-2014 academic year.

 

Recent Graduates

Curtis Adams ’13

  • Research and internships: Independent research; shadowing Bayer Pharmaceuticals; pathology internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Current placement: Room leader, Fisher Clinical Services, Allentown, Pa.

Jessica Baehr ’13

  • Research and internships: Reading Hospital externship; Summer Pre-Medical Program, Saint Mary Medical Center; toxicology internship, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, Pa.
  • Current placement: Chemist, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, Pa.

Matthew Bauer ’13

  • Research and internships: Reading Hospital scribe program
  • Current placement: Medical student, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

Samantha Cordisco ’12

  • Research and internships: Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE, “A Computational Approach to Determine the Transition State for the Rate-Limiting Step for 10-MPT, a Concerted Proton-Electron Transfer Agent,” presented at 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Current placement: Albright College master’s degree program in education

John Demko ’13

  • Research and internships: Reading Hospital shadowing internship; Reading Hospital summer student training program; honors research in cooperation with Reading Hospital
  • Current placement: Medical student, University of Pittsburgh

Jesse Grieb ’13

  • Research and internships: Reading Hospital externship; honors thesis research, “Concerted Proton Electron Transfer Using Novel Base Appended Radical Cations”; intern, College Relations and Marketing Office; Primary Care Scholars program at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
  • Current placement: Accessioning technician, NeoGenomics Laboratories 

Darryl Hester ‘13

  • Research and internships: Independent research; “Synthesis of a Series of Aluminum Amidate Complexes: Progress Toward Novel Aluminum Lewis-Acid Catalysts for Hydroamination,” Albright Creative Research Experience, Interim and summer 2012
  • Current placement: Quality lab associate, West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Daniel Kantner ’13

  • Research and internships: Honors thesis research, “Modeling of 10-pyridinyl phenothiazine Derivatives for Concerted Proton-Electron Transfer”
  • Current placement: Chemist, pharmaceutical product testing, Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.

Sarah Liesau ’12

  • Research and internships: Shadowing, Bayer Pharmaceuticals; internship, KVK-TECH, Inc., Newtown, Pa.
  • Current placement: Chemist, Genesis Global Ventures, LLC, Phoenixville, Pa.

Robert Richards ’12

  • Research and internships: Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) summer research, Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE), and honors research, “Investigating Concerted Proton Electron Transfer in a Base-Appended Radical Cation,” presented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • Current placement: Ph.D. program, chemistry, Cornell University

Kyle Smith ’13

  • Research and internships: Honors thesis research, “Probing New Approaches for Teaching Nuclear Magnetic Spectroscopy,” presented at National Organic Chemistry Symposium; Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE), Interim 2013
  • Current placement: Ph.D. program, chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

Brittney Tiley ’12

  • Research and internships: Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE and honors research, “Characterization of the Chemical and Physical Properties of a Heterocycle Radical Cation, presented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research’
  • Current placement: Chemist, pharmaceutical product testing, Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.

Maria Zamanis ’13

  • Research and internships: Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE), summer 2012, Interim 2013, “Spatial and Temporal Genetic Structure of White-Footed Mice,” presented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
  • Current placement: Professor’s assistant, biology department, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, N.J.

Matthew Zuchero ’12

  • Research and internships: Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) and honors research, “A Computational Approach to Determining the Rate Limiting Step of a Series of Concerted Proton Electron Transfer Reactions”
  • Current placement: Ph.D. program, chemistry, Temple University

 

Graduate and Professional School

Albright students are regularly placed in respected law, medical, dental, optometry and veterinary schools, as well as graduate programs in specialized areas of biochemistry, chemistry AND biology. Recent Albright graduates have gone on to study at these institutions:

  • Cornell University
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lehigh University
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Princeton University
  • Temple University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington State University
  • Yale University

 

Career Opportunities

Recent Albright graduates in chemistry and biochemistry have found job opportunities with these organizations and companies:

  • Air Products
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Carpenter Technology
  • Centocor
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Environmental Standards
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Heraeus Materials Technology
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lancaster Laboratories
  • Merck and Company
  • Micron
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Princeton BioMolecules
  • Corporation
  • Reading Alloys
  • TEVA Pharmaceuticals
  • TEK Products
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • University of Pennsylvania