Ben Weinberg (ENG – BIOMED 12) and Susie Lin (CAS 12) set off a mildly explosive demonstration of ‘elephant toothpaste’ for Chemia at the Activity Expo!
Photo by Vernon Doucette


Chemia is the Boston University Chemistry Department’s student organization. We offer free tutoring for General and Organic Chemistry. We  also organize activities, such as trips to pharmaceutical companies, and information sessions on research opportunities and graduate school.

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The Chemia tutors are ready to help!

Tutoring sessions take place at the following days and times for the Fall 2018 semester:

Monday:6-8pm in SCI 294

Thursday: 6-8pm in SCI 294

During these times, there will be tutors available for both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.  Come with questions that you already have, or ask for exam help, or just come and do your homework! We will do our best to help you in whatever way we can!

If you are interested in being a tutor and helping out your peers, feel free to come and help out whenever you can (don’t worry, this isn’t a binding commitment). We can always use additional tutors!


Events for the year will be posted here.

Finals Period Destress

When: Thursday, December 13, from 6-7pm in SCI 294

Come join us for our last meeting of the semester and destress with hot cocoa and DIY stress-balls!

How to Pursue Undergraduate Research with Prof. Snyder and Dr. Cui

When: Thursday, November 8, from 6-8 pm in SCI 294

Interested in finding a research group? Like pizza and soda? Come join us to figure out how to get involved in research in chemistry!

Seminar with Prof. Kamenetska

When:Thursday, September 27, from 3:30-4:30 in SCI 352

Our first event of the year will be Prof. Kamenetska giving a talk about her career path, and, her interdisciplinary single molecule research in both physics and chemistry! Co-presenting will be grad student Brent Lawson who was a Chemistry/Physics double major as an undergraduate student at Boston University. There will be pizza!


Student Officers

Co-Presidents – Jayraj Patel (CAS  Chemistry ’19) and Ellen Laaker (CAS Chemistry ’19)

Vice President – Manaswni “Mani” Dhingra (CAS Chemistry: Biochemistry ’20)

Treasurer – Victoria Jordan (CAS Chemistry: Biochemistry ’21)

Secretary – Elena Gomez (CAS Biology ’21)

Reach out to Julia Jesielowski, the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, if you have any questions!