Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Final Grades for CHEM 233 Posted

All of your course scores have been posted to Blackboard as well as your final grade. The course curve and other statistics have been posted on the Grades Spring 2011 page of the CHEM 233 course website. If you have questions or concerns about your final grade in the course, please stop by my office this week between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. I generally will not answer questions about grades through email. Also, you may pick up your notebooks from your TA. Unclaimed notebooks will be discarded.

It was great working with all of you this semester and I hope we were able to successfully teach you how to apply chemical knowledge to solving problems and analyzing data in the laboratory. This process--transforming theoretical knowledge to practical application--will be critical in your professional endeavors. If our investigation at the end of the semester on the preparation of cis-3-alkenoates sparked your interest in chemistry research, consider enrolling in my CHEM 333 course, Advanced Synthetic Organic Laboratory. This course is offered in the summer and spring semesters and engages students in authentic and contemporary research in synthetic organic chemistry. Previous work on the solid-supported reduction methods that was conducted by CHEM 333 students has been
published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry--a major accomplishment for an undergraduate course. We are currently working on the synthesis of antiviral compounds with triazole ring systems through Cu-catalyzed alkyne-azide coupling reactions. If you'd like to know more about the course, visit the course website or stop by my office to chat.

Have a great summer! -Dr. L