PFF

Open Postdoctoral Associate/Lecturer Position – Applications Due September 9

The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications for a full-time teaching and research Postdoctoral Associate Lecturer (PAL) opening starting January 1, 2023. This innovative program, formerly the Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow (PFF) program, is designed for recent Ph.D. recipients planning to pursue teaching-focused academic careers. Candidates must be capable of supporting the teaching of first-year undergraduate General […]

BU Chemistry’s symposium at the 2018 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Professor Rosina Georgiadis and Master Lecturer Binyomin Abrams co-chaired a full day symposium entitled “Teaching Transferable Skills in the Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum: Real Research, Real Training” on August 1, 2018 at the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE2018), hosted by the University of Notre Dame. The morning session showcased the work of two former […]

Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Chemistry Teaching Enhanced by Three New Instructors

This fall, Chemistry welcomes three new instructors to its teaching core. Dr. Rebecca Loy has joined the department as Course Coordinator for the organic chemistry laboratory program (CH 203/204/214). In addition to developing the laboratory curriculum and giving the pre-laboratory and course lectures, she directs and trains the courses’ Teaching Fellows and Undergraduate Assistants. Prior […]

Tagged: , , ,

BU Chemistry Day 2012

BU Chemistry hosted more than 100 students from the Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) and English High School on May 4, 2012 for the fourth annual Chemistry Day. The morning long program began with a demonstration session given by BU Chemistry undergraduates and coordinated by Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow (PFF)  Dr. Seann Mulcahy. The demonstration explored […]

Tagged: , , , ,

Renovation Inspires Technology Innovation in Undergrad Organic Lab

BU Chemistry has dramatically improved the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory by giving students access to major research instrumentation and state-of-the-art technology. By enabling more modern experimentation, these resources foster critical thinking and problem solving skills that prepare undergraduates for  graduate and pre-professional schools or for careers in industry. Advanced experimentation also enables more sophisticated student-designed […]

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Teaching Lab Protocols Now Freely Shared

Boston University Chemistry has launched a new Digital Common site for organic chemistry teaching lab protocols.  According to Prof. John Snyder, “developing a freely accessible, dynamic data base of sophomore organic lab experiments was driven by the reality that we were creating most of our sophomore course labs rather than relying on  a lab textbook. […]

Tagged: , , , ,

PFF Alumnus Receives Teacher of the Year Award

In March 2011, John Miecznikowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, received Fairfield University’s Teacher of the Year Award. He was nominated by the Fairfield student body and selected from among 75 undergraduate professors. Professor Miecznikowski began his teaching career as a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow (PFF) in the Boston University Department of Chemistry (2004-2007). At BU, […]

New Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows Join Second Term of Successful Program

Three new Postdoctoral Faculty Fellows (PFFs), Robert F. Harris, John Miecznikowski, and Clifford Murphy, have joined “veteran” PFF, Tom Castonguay, in the highly successful teaching/research program. Robert Harris received his Ph.D. from Boston College in 2003, where he was also a Research Associate. He is doing research in Professor Grinstaff’s laboratory and teaching in“General and […]