Chemistry

Chemistry student named recipient of Goldwater Scholarship

Junior Georgia Sands becomes the fourth Grand Valley student since 2019 to receive the competitive Goldwater Scholarship.

Apr 5, 2022


In a faculty office, a foul-smelling plant hits its peak: 'The kind of flower only a biochemist could love'

Todd Carlson, professor of chemistry, has an affinity for the voodoo lily.

Feb 23, 2022



Perfectly browned rolls? Fluffy mashed potatoes? Chemistry in the kitchen makes for delicious Thanksgiving dinner dishes

Jessica VandenPlas also says chemistry explains how some dishes might not turn out as planned.

Nov 22, 2021


Biochemistry major earns competitive Goldwater Scholarship

Micah Fernando, a junior majoring in biochemistry, earned a competitive Goldwater Scholarship, a national award that supports undergraduates who want to pursue research careers in STEM fields.

May 4, 2021


GVSU joins national alliance to develop inclusive, diverse STEM faculty

Grand Valley joins 18 other institutions within a national alliance to develop inclusive teaching practices and increase diversity among STEM faculty members over a three-year period.

Oct 29, 2020


Convocation speakers usher in new academic year with messages of resilience, opportunities

President Philomena V. Mantella and other university leaders welcomed new students to campus during a live-streamed Convocation address August 28. The speakers acknowledged students' resiliency for sticking to their goals of attending college during the challenges COVID-19 brings.

Aug 28, 2020


Remote learning stories: Brittland DeKorver lectures, mentors and conducts labs virtually while uniting chemistry educators worldwide

DeKorver started a Facebook page to support online learning that has followers worldwide.

Mar 30, 2020


Grand Valley donates about 90,000 disposable gloves to regional medical system

The donation will help boost strained medical supplies due to the pandemic.

Mar 23, 2020


Chemistry faculty member and his students steadily assembling new pieces in puzzle of antibiotic resistance

Paul Cook is working with students on the research, which provides crucial undergraduate training.

Feb 13, 2020