Chemistry at Aquinas College

Chemistry: Resources

This page contains links to websites that may be useful to chemists and chemistry students. Suggestions for additions are accepted by the Aquinas chemistry faculty.

WebElements: Information about each element: its history, compounds, properties, and uses.
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search for chemicals by name, formula, or CAS number to get physical properties and other data.
The Nobel e-Museum: Everything about the Nobel Prizes, including biographies and essays about the winners and their work.
Where to find MSDS: Information about Material Safety Data Sheets and links to sources on the Web.
National Science Digital Library: Educational resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Labwrite: Guidance for getting the most out of your laboratory classes and tutorials for improving your written lab reports.
SDSC: Women in Science: Biographies of 16 significant women scientists.
Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse: Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse
Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates: Listings of all NSF-funded chemistry REU sites with contact information.
ACS Undergraduate Opportunities: Searchable by geographical region, area of interest, and type of experience (co-op, internship, summer, etc.).
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
Meijer Institute Student Internship Program at Van Andel Research Institute
Amway internships: Representatives often give an informational presentation at Aquinas in the fall semester. Look for posted announcements.
Amgen Scholars Program: An undergraduate summer research program in science and biotechnology.
Graduate and Professional Schools
Peterson's Graduate Schools and Programs: Use the Graduate Search link to specify major, degree, and geographical location. Resulting list provides links to school websites and some description of the programs offered.
Aquinas College Pre-Med/Pre-Health: Includes Aquinas College resources, links to various medical schools, and other information for students interested in health-related careers.
The ACS Directory of Graduate Research: Biographical, professional, and contact information for research faculty at 665 chemistry and related departments at many universities in the U.S. and Canada. Statistical summary of graduates and faculty members for each school. The Chemistry Department also owns some print editions; check the grad school shelf in room 205, Albertus Hall.
Professional Societies

American Chemical Society: The main ACS webpage. Contains chemical news, links to chemical information, journals, meetings, and other resources for chemists. Our local ACS group is the Western Michigan local section (find it in the "Membership & Networks" tab of the ACS homepage).
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Publisher of the journal Science; website provides science news, information about membership and programs, and educational resources.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Association of Official Analytical Chemists
Biochemical Society
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Electrochemical Society
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
National Academy of Sciences
National Science Teachers Association
ACS Student Chapters: Information about the national Undergraduate Student program of the ACS. Links to other chapters' websites and details about awards, travel grants, and meetings.
Alpha Chi Sigma: The professional chemistry fraternity (both men and women may be members), with several chapters in Michigan .
Iota Sigma Pi: National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry. The nearest chapter to Aquinas is in Ann Arbor, Michigan.