Let’s Get Down to Business…

You know what comes next, something about defeating the Huns. Or was it something about prepping your resumé to apply for all the fabulous chemistry jobs available to BU chemistry graduates? Either way, join Chemia this Wednesday 3/5 as we host Katinka Csigi, an expert in the department on just this sort of stuff. She will give a brief presentation and then we will have a discussion/ Q&A about all things chemistry jobs related.

All seniors are highly encouraged to attend, it will be a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the application process or about your resumé. Juniors and underclassmen feel free to attend as well, you may get a few tips you find useful in applying to internships!

Hope to see you there! See the link below for the event flier.

chemia resume workshop 2014


We’re Back!

Hello all, so sorry for the delay, we’ve had some technical difficulties with the website. Obviously the semester is well underway, so this is just a reminder that tutoring is Wedesndays (non-event days) 6-8pm in Sci 294 and Thursdays 6-8pm in Sci 512 for spring 2014.

Ready for Fall ’13? We are!!

Welcome back fellow and new chemies! It was wonderful to see so many new faces at our welcome back meeting on 9/11 and I hope to keep seeing you all around the department and at Chemia.

Our schedule for the semester, different than previous years!**

Tuesdays: 6-8pm tutoring in SCI 512

Wednesdays: 6-8pm tutoring or Chemia event, SCI 294

If you did not join us this week, please email to get on our contact list (info about workshops, tutoring, chemical fun stuff, etc) and we will keep you updated. Chemia meetings/events will take different forms, sometimes a workshop, sometimes a speaker, sometimes just a space to talk chemistry. If you have ideas, let us know! Looking forward to a great semester here.

Chemically yours, Sarah

Welcome (back) to BU!

Hi everyone,

I’d like to take a moment to welcome you (back) to BU on behalf of all of Chemia, the undergraduate chemistry organization here at BU. We offer free tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm in SCI 294. Feel free to show up with your questions, no appointment necessary, and we’ll do our best to help you. We will be organizing additional meetings to bring chemistry to the community, as well as to help out young aspiring chemists achieve their goals.

Chemically yours,
Josh Nelson

Article of the Day: A Glowing Complexion









Today’s Article outlines how the fashion industry picked up on the Marie Curie’s discovery of Radium in the 1920′s. Radium based products quickly became a fad, and were used in various forms of medicines and cosmetics. The marketing pitch was that Radium’s nuclear decay would energize tissue and strengthen nerves.


January Meeting

There will be an informal Chemia meeting on Monday, January 23 from 6-8pm in SCI 294 so that we can all get to know each other a little better. There will be free food and drink, as there is for all meetings, so drop by and socialize for at least a little while!

Merck Trip

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The visit to Merck was quite the success! We got to see first-hand state of the art medical research laboratories, as well as hear some of the life experiences of several Merck employees that brought them to the company. Also, we were provided with an excellent lunch where we got to talk to and get to know the speakers.

A special thank you to Sada Breegi for inviting us to Merck and planning the day for us!

Article of the Day: Periodic Table Engraved On a Human Hair

Professor Martyn Poliakoff at University of Nottingham had the periodic table engraved on one of his hairs on his head as a birthday present. The table is 88 microns long and 46 microns tall. The full article is available on the link below.