Career Planning and Related Information
Chemistry Departments in the United States
The site contains links to the web pages of chemistry and biochemistry departments at four-year academic institutions in the United States. This site may be useful to those considering applying for admission to Ph.D. programs in chemistry or biochemistry.
This site is maintained by the Colgate Health Sciences Advisory Committee.
Organizations and Meetings
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society was founded in 1876 and is a not-for-profit organization. It is the world's largest scientific society and has a membership of over 151,000 chemists and chemical engineers. The American Chemical Society was chartered by a 1937 Act of the U.S. Congress. The Society is recognized as a world leader in fostering scientific education and research, and promoting public understanding of science.
Council on Undergradaute Research
The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national professional organization with more than 3,500 members representing over 850 institutions in seven academic divisions. Serving faculty and administrators at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI's) in the sciences, CUR encourages the development of undergraduate research programs by generating awareness and national support. Members find CUR's wide range of services have a positive impact on undergraduate research programs at their individual institutions, and increase their connections with funding agencies and colleagues.
National Conference on Undergraduate
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research provides a forum for promising undergraduate students from all academic disciplines and all parts of North America to present the results of their scholarly research and creative activities. Since its start in 1987, NCUR has become a major annual event drawing up to 1,500 undergraduates and 500 faculty and administrators. The 2001 National Conference on Undergraduate Research will be held at the University of Kentucky March 15-17.
National Institutes of Health
Begun as a one-room Laboratory of Hygiene in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers, and the Federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering. Today's investments in people, in ideas, and in the exploration of the unknown will help determine the course of the United States in the 21st century.
Databases and On-Line Journals
Colgate Journal of the Sciences
The Colgate Journal of the Sciences is the longest, continuously published scholarly student publication at Colgate. The Journal publishes original scholarly work in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, and Psychology conducted by Colgate undergraduates.
Full Text Journals
Access to over 700 full-text journals subscribed to by the Colgate University Libraries. Colgate users only.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The CFR online is a joint project authorized by the publisher, the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register, and the Government Printing Office (GPO) to provide the public with enhanced access to Government information.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Established in November1988, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintains extensive databases for biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. This site contains links to PubMed, GenBank, Entrez, and BLAST.
Protein Data Bank
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is an archive of experimentally determined three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules, serving a global community of researchers, educators, and students.
Materials Safety Data
Maintained by the Cornell University, this site contains a large collection of Material Safety Data Sheets for laboratory chemicals. Check in here for information about the properties, safety information, and potential hazards of chemical substances.
The NIST WebBook will provide access to the full array of data compiled and distributed by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program. The NIST Chemistry WebBook contains thermochemical data for over 5000 organic and small inorganic compounds, reaction thermochemistry data for over 8000 reactions, IR spectra for over 5000 compounds, mass spectra for over 10,000 compounds, UV/Vis spectra for over 400 compounds, electronic and vibrational spectra for over 3000 compounds, constants of diatomic molecules (spectroscopic data) for over 600 compounds, ion energetics data for over 14,000 compounds, and thermophysical property data for 16 fluids. You can search for data on specific compounds in the Chemistry WebBook based on name, chemical formula, CAS registry number, molecular weight, or selected ion energetics and spectral properties.
Tools and Software
WebElements Periodic Table
WebElements is a browser-based periodic table and database that contains historical, chemical, crystallographic, biological, geological, electronic, and nuclear properties of the elements.
Interpretation of the Table of the Elements
A visual arts and science collaborative project supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry which aims to explore and reflect upon the diversity of elements that comprise matter in as unique and innovative manner as possible. Much like WebElements but with an artistic flair.
MolMol is a molecular analysis and display program for chemical structures which are available in the Protein Data Bank format. Although more difficult to use than RasMol, it has many molecular analysis features not available in RasMol, and produces higher quality graphical images.
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