Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the chemistry faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this program is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in peace studies. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in chemistry should contact their individual academic advisers.
Special Prizes and Awards
American Chemical Society Maryland Section Student Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry
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The American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry Award
The American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry Award is awarded to the outstanding student in the first two semesters of organic chemistry. [is this a Goucher award?]
The Chemical Handbook Award
The Chemical Handbook Award is given to the outstanding student in freshman chemistry.
The David E. Horn Award in Organic Chemistry
The David E. Horn Award in Organic Chemistry is presented annually to a student selected by the chemistry department faculty for the most outstanding achievement in organic chemistry. The prize winner has the best overall record in all three organic courses at Goucher. The student will also have completed two semesters (at least 6 credits) of research in the field of pure organic chemistry in the Goucher laboratories. In the event there is no student meeting the criteria, the prize will not be awarded.
The Edith Ford Sollers Memorial Award
The Edith Ford Sollers Memorial Award is given to a senior majoring in chemistry who exhibits a high degree of distinction in scientific study and qualities of character and leadership in campus activities.
The Hilda Gabrilove '48 and Dr. Janice Gabrilove Dirzulaitis Chemistry Prize
The Hilda Gabrilove '48 and Dr. Janice Gabrilove Dirzulaitis Chemistry Prize is awarded to students exhibiting academic excellence in chemistry.
The Jessie L. King Prize
The Jessie L. King Prize is awarded to a senior who has done outstanding work in any science field included in Division III, with special consideration given to the study of mammalian physiology and/or microbiology.
The Louise Kelley Award
The Louise Kelley Award is made annually to a senior departmental major who has accomplished distinguished work in chemistry. Preference is given to chemistry majors who plan to enter the field of teaching.
The Milly Bielaski Prize in Chemistry
The Milly Bielaski Prize in Chemistry is presented to an outstanding junior chemistry major.
The Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
The Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry is given annually to the student who has shown the most potential for a career in analytical chemistry.
The Chemistry Club is the oldest student organization in continuous existence on the Goucher campus. The creators of the Chem Club established the Chem Club Banquet more than sixty years ago. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to the banquet, which features a lecture given by a guest speaker.
The club sponsors a variety of activities, including National Chemistry Week, Careers in Science Day, the Souper Supper, Spring and Fall picnics, a tennis tournament/party, and pre-vacation surprise parties.
For more information, visit http://events.goucher.edu/group/chemistry.
Student Work Opportunities
To find on-campus employment especially suitable for chemistry students, please visit the Career Development Office.