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Accreditation: Mo Itani
Add/Drop: Mo Itani
Admissions: Tabi Lemlem
Assignment of TA/RA: Tabi Lemlem, Mo Itani
Course Registration: Tabi Lemlem, Mo Itani
Course Scheduling: Mo Itani
Custody and distribution of keys: Valencia Boyd
Department budget formation: Jacque Pruitt
Go card access: Valencia Boyd
Graduation Eligibility and Clearance: Mo Itani,Tabi Lemlem
Human Resources: Jacque Pruitt
Keep-up of Office equipment: Valencia Boyd
Lab equipment for prep-TA’s and TA’s: John Ndiritu
Lab Maintenance: Mo Itani
Lab supplies, chemicals and solvents: John Ndiritu
Laboratory supplies for undergrad students: John Ndiritu
Liaison with Grad School, Registrar, and Global Services: Tabi Lemlem, Mo Itani
Student Accounts Holds: Tabi Lemlem
Major declaration/Change (undergrads): Mo Itani
Mentor Selection: Valencia Boyd
New Equipment selection and Office supplies: Valencia Boyd
Order of cryogenic liquids and withdrawal of small quantities: John Ndiritu
Order of laboratory Supplies: John Ndiritu
Order of specialty compressed gases: John Ndiritu
Room Scheduling: Valencia Boyd
Payroll (faculty): Jacque Pruitt
Payroll (grad students): Tabi Lemlem
Petty Cash: Valencia Boyd
Phase I & Phase II exams: Valencia Boyd
Reimbursements & Academic Award Payments: Tabi Lemlem
Safety coordination: Mo Itani
Statistics & general student information: Mo Itani, Tabi Lemlem
Stockroom user (PI’s, Labs): John Ndiritu
Dry Ice supplies for research and teaching labs: John Ndiritu
Website: Tabi Lemlem

The majority of the research facilities for the Chemistry Department is located in the Reiss Science, the White-Gravenor, and the Basic Sciences buildings.

See the instruments page for the complete list.

The department also maintains licenses for computational and modeling software packages for theoretical investigations.

Individual investigators’ labs are equipped for carrying out investigations using such techniques as liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, atomic force microscopy, single-photon counting, impedance spectroscopy, liquid chromatography/ electrochemistry, ellipsometry, and Raman spectrometry.system, solid-state NMR, live cell fluroescence imaging, cell and tissue culture, confocal laser scanning microscopy. AutoQuant deconvolution and associated mini tower platforms as well as a Linux cluster for high-end computational chemistry are also in use by individual research groups. Several groups are also equipped with glove boxes for work under dry and/or inert atmospheric conditions.

In addition to access to research facilities in the Chemistry Department, individual research groups have access to a broad range of fabrication, testing, and characterization equipment through the department’s associations with the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, the Georgetown Nanoscience and Microtechnology Laboratory, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, or the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization.”

The department employs full-time electronics and instrumentation specialists for assistance with design and implementation of research equipment.

Chemistry Students have the option to take elective courses from 13 member schools of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan area to include: American University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgewashington University, Howard University, Marymount University, Southeastern University, Tirinity University, University of the District of Columbia, and University of Maryland – College Park.

For details of registration, please refer to the Registrar’s Consortium Registration page, or seek advice from the chemistry department office.

Tutoring Opportunity for Georgetown Students

Frog Tutoring is looking to hire Georgetown Chemistry students to work as tutors and mentors to students in the Washington DC Area.  Anyone interested in applying to the tutor position  should submit their application and unofficial transcript on their website http://frogtutoring.com/jobs/washington-dc-va.  This is a paid position.  Please click here to learn more https://frogtutoring.com/tutors/Washington_DC_VA_Tutors/page:1

If you are taking a chemistry course and would like additional help from a tutor, there are several options here on campus.

  • Private Tutors: The Chemistry department main office keeps a list of experienced private tutors. Contact Ms. Valencia Boyd (Reiss 240, vb392@georgetown.edu) for a list. Fees vary
  • Peer Tutors: Undergraduate tutors (i.e. recent alumni of the course) are available through the Chemistry Club. For the Fall 2016 semester, tutors are available Wednesdays and Sundays, from between 8:00-10:00 PM in Regents Hall 211. On Sundays before General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry exams, tutors are available from 7:00-10:00 PM. Free
  • Academic Resource Centerprovides a tutoring service and is located on the third floor of the Leavey Center (x78354). Free

The Career Education Center at Georgetown University provides several valuable resources to students looking to enter the workforce. Among the services and resources the Career Center provides are:

  • Career education
  • Alumni career networks
  • Career expos
  • Guidance for job seekers (assistance with resume/curriculum vitae development, tips for interviewing, and suggestions for salary negotiations)

Of particular note to chemists looking for careers in research are several websites: American Chemical Society’s ACS CareersScienceJobs.comziprecruiter.com/Jobs/Chemistry, and Chemjobs.net.

Georgetown’s library system—consisting of seven libraries—serves as an invaluable resource and provides access to over 2.8 million volumes and over 35,000 print and electronic journals. The Blommer Science Library, conveniently located on the third floor of the Reiss Science Building, houses the science collection and provides thorough information services for chemistry students. Opened in April 1970, the Joseph Mark Lauinger Library serves as the largest library on the university’s main campus. Chemistry students are afforded access to the Medical Center’s Dahlgren Memorial Library. Students have borrowing privileges with the Washington Library Research Consortium and enhanced access to the Library of Congress.

Also of particular note are several other resources researchers may find helpful in their search for materials:

GEORGE. GEORGE is the online library catalog that brings together all of Georgetown’s libraries.

Electronic Databases for Chemistry. Georgetown’s Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries provide and maintain a list of databases specifically designed for chemistry research.

ACS Journal Search. The American Chemical Society maintains an extensive database of journals and publications.

For information regarding Chemical Safety, please visit Georgetown University’s Department of Safety and Environmental Management (SEM). SEM also offers information on laboratory safetyfire safety, and environmental affairs.

More generally, the University provides information regarding personal safety on campus through the Office of University Safety.