Chemistry at the State Fair!

Once again, on STEM day at the state fair, we taught everyone how cool chemistry is! From learning about ocean acidification to making a hidden message (or some slime!) everyone had a good time. Thanks to Market Science ( for helping us spread our love of chemistry!

We're on the cover of Euro JOC!

Our most recent paper (The Effect of Proximal Functionality on the Allylic Azide Equilibrium) was selected to design the cover art for an upcoming issue of the European Journal of Organic Chemistry! The art was done by local artist/illustrator/author Drew Brockington ( To see it up close and learn more about it, visit

Congrats to Mary, James and Vicky!

STEM Day at the Minnesota State Fair!

In collaboration with Market Science (, we went to the state fair to teach kids from all over about how fun chemistry can be! I don't know who had more fun: the kids, the adults, or us volunteers! Overall, we taught over 400 people about ocean acidification, precipitation reactions, catalysis, and how to make slime!To learn more about STEM Day at the state fair, visit or

Paper number three is online!

Our lab just keeps churning out the papers! Already, paper number three is in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry. Way to go, Mary, James, and Vicky!

Officially PhD candidates!

Congratulations to Amy, Mary, and Matt, who all passed their preliminary exams! Now that they're all done with those hoops, here's hoping they get lots of good research done.

Chemistry Market Science Again

Our Chemistry Market Science exhibit was so popular that we got asked back! This time, we went to the Nokomis Farmer's Market. We were so busy though, teaching everyone the joys of chemistry, that we forgot to take pictures. But at least we spread our knowledge and hopefully our love of chemistry.