Enrichment Program Calendar

Student performing a science experiment

The Roanoke College Chemistry Department encourages student learning in the classroom, in research laboratories, and in co-curricular settings. We require students in Chemistry courses to attend several co-curricular events each semester. Events range from service activities to research seminars to talks on science in everyday life. The current list of events is available below.

Friday, September 7, 2018
3:30 pm, Trexler 372
Summer Research Presentations
Summer Research Students will present their Chemistry/Biochemistry Research

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:00 pm, Massengill Auditorium
VBRS Meeting - Charged-Up Polymers: Advanced Materials for Sports to Space
Talk by Dr. Bob Moore, Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech

Friday, September 28, 2018
4:00 pm, Massengill Auditorium
The Magic of Chemistry Show

Friday, September 28, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Fintel Library
Research Showcase

Saturday, September 29. 2018
2:00 pm, Massengill Auditorium
The Magic of Chemistry Show

Friday, October 5, 2018
3:30 pm, Trexler 372
How Chemistry Intersects Law and Policy of Food Additives
Talk by Dr. Abigail Miller, Regulatory Review Chemist with the Food and Drug Administration

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Noon, Trexler 4th Floor Hallway
National Chemistry Week Poster Session
Theme will be "Chemistry is Out of This World"

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:45 pm, Trexler 372
National Chemistry Week ACS Program-In-A-Box
Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time TBA, Massengill Auditorium
Triple Trexler Tribute - Celebrating the Careers of Dr. Miller, Dr. Oetgen and Dr. Huddle

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Noon, Pickle Lounge (Colket)
Virginia Tech Biochem Graduate Students Will Give a Presentation on Biochem Research
Feel free to bring lunch from The Commons or your own packed lunch

Thursday, November 1, 2018 (EPiC credit for Freshman Only!)
Noon, Trexler 372
Introduction to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Major
This information session is designed to help students understand the Chemistry and Biochemistry major programs.  Come with all your questions before spring registration begins!

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 pm, Massengill Auditorium
Vascular Stents - The Intersection of Materials, Design, Patents, Manufacturing, and Business
Talk by Dr. Roger Dickenson, Integer

Friday, November 9, 2018
3:30 pm, Massengill Auditorium
Cathepsin K Inhibitors for the Treatment of Osteoporosis:  An Example of the Drug Discovery Process
Talk by Dr. Dave Deaton, Director Medicinal Chemistry at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Noon, Massengill Auditorium
The New Adventures of Boron Trihalide Chemistry
Talk by Dr. Andrew Korich, Grand Valley State University (Michigan)

The local section of the American Chemical Society gives talks throughout the semester. These talks are located off campus, but they may be used for EPiC credit.