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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Our department seeks to provide students with an understanding of the chemical sciences that will enable them to continue study in graduate school, medical school, an allied health field, or immediately enter a profession in teaching or in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry. The unique advantage of studying chemistry at Messiah College is that while investigating the intricate world around them, students also study themselves and their Creator. The department places special emphasis on the integration of the knowledge and methods of the science with what Christian faith teaches us about people and their role in the universe.

Sarah Bednar

Congratulations to Sarah Bednar, senior Biochemistry major, recipient of the Dorothy Gish Women in Leadership at Messiah College Award. Sarah was awarded funding to organize and lead a fundraiser for the American Red Cross during the summer of 2013.

Julie Fenton

Congratulations to Julie Fenton, senior Chemistry major, recipient of the Southeast Section of the American Chemical Society Dr. Judith Bond Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising senior from any college within the local ACS section, for outstanding work and potential in research.

Keane McCullum

Senior biochemistry major, Keane McCullum, recently spent the summer doing research at the Macha Research Trust Laboratories in rural Zambia, where found him. Read about Keane's first exposure to global health work.
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