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Academic Advising - Department of Chemistry

 

 

Academic Advisor


Ms. Tascha Knowlton
advisor@chem.utah.edu
801-585-7284  |  HEB 2112

**If emailing/calling about confidential information, please include your FERPA pin

 Assistant

 
Ms. Whitney Hills
w.hills@utah.edu
801-581-5784  |  HEB 2108

 

- Please cc Whitney in any emails to Tascha, to ensure that you get a timely response. :)

**If emailing/calling about confidential information, please include your FERPA pin

 

Advising Hours for Spring 2017

** Only Drop-Ins on the first week of classes (see below for hours)

 Schedule an Appointment


For Chemistry Minors & Graduation Applications , please come to Drop-in hours!!
(If you cannot find a time that works for you, please contact Tascha or Whitney to schedule an appointment)

FOR 'NO SHOW' APPTS:IF YOU MISS YOUR APPT, IT WILL GO ON YOUR RECORD. PLEASE RESCHEDULE OR EMAIL US DAY OF APPT!

  • 10 MINUTE RULE:IF YOU ARE MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE TO YOUR APPT, YOU WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF MY TIME.

 Drop-In Hours

Drop-in Hours (Spring 2017 - Mar 1 - Apr 28)
(5-15 minute meetings)
Mon, Wed| 9:00 - 10:30 am
Tues | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Fri| 12:30 - 2:00 pm


Cancelled Drop-Ins

  • Tues. Mar 7, 2017
  • Wed. Mar 15, 2017

 

IF YOU NEED TO DECLARE A MINOR OR GET YOUR GRADUATION APPLICATION SIGNED, COME TO DROP-IN HOURS!!

 

Academic advisors are here to help you make the most of your experience at the University of Utah. Please meet with your advisor once per semester, or at least once per year, to discuss progress toward your degree and any concerns you may have. This will allow you to know more about course availability and pre-requisites (which are strongly enforced). It is crucial that you work closely with your advisor to graduate without delay. If you are a transfer student, you are encouraged to meet with the department advisor early in your academic career, even prior to admission to the University of Utah.

Academic Advisors are available for:

  • Declaring a chemistry major or minor.
  • Explaining University graduation requirements, including general education, bachelor’s degree and course requirements for chemistry.
  • Developing an educational plan that includes scheduling, timing and using the DARS and GPS systems.
  • Connecting with University and departmental opportunities and resources.
  • Evaluating chemistry transfer credits.
  • Navigating the system from admissions to graduation and everything in between.
  • Discussing anything regarding your education at the U of U.

 

Cool Things to Know About In Our Department!

American Chemical Society Student Chapter (ACSSC)

Would you like to get involved in volunteering through the chemistry department? ACSSC is a perfect opportunity to get kids excited about science in a variety of ways! Current involvement includes chemistry demonstrations at elementaries, middle schools, high schools, and Primary Childrens Medical Center, as well as tutoring at Bryant Middle School. Click on the following links to join ACS, email them with other questions that you may have, and like them on Facebook! You may also have the opportunity to go to the ACS national meeting.

Curie Club - Allies for Women Chemistry Students

A century ago, Marie Curie became the first scientist ever to win 2 Nobel Prizes. Her spectacular scientific career was achieved in spite of the obligations of family, extreme prejudice against women, a relentless search for research funding, and the battle for recognition that was her due. Thousands of women today continue to face similar struggles as young scientists, researchers, professors, and leaders in their fields.

Curie Club is made up of individuals committed to the advancement of science and to creating opportunities for women to make an even greater contribution to medicine, scientific research, environmental solutions and entrepreneurial innovation.

Chemistry Department Job Opportunities

Would you like to make some money, while also working close to your chemistry classes? What better way then to become an employee of the Chemistry Department!? Here are some options for jobs you can apply for:

  • Teaching Assistant (TA): Contact Prof. Jeff Statler if you would like to help lead discussion or undergraduate laboratories, and ensure that freshmen/sophomores have a great experience in their first years in the chemistry department. (Class credit also available as a form of payment)
  • Laboratory Attendant: Contact Agnes Szarzec-Larsen to be involved in helping to prepare labs for undergraduate students, and ensure that students have a smooth and easy experimental procedure.

Undergraduate Research Experience

Chemistry majors are strongly encouraged to participate in research to experience the excitement of searching for answers to real world problems. There is no lab manual and there is no better way to learn chemistry than to apply all that you have learned in your courses to your own research project. There are a multitude of research opportunities for undergraduates in chemistry, at U of U and at institutions all over the country and even the world! Check out the page above for advise on how to join a research group, or schedule an appointment with Tascha to discuss the process and receive assistance. Don't forget to enroll in CHEM 4800 once you find a group to make sure to waive an elective requirement for your emphasis!!

Chemistry Tutoring and Study Rooms

If you need some tutoring in chemistry, you can visit our general chemistry and organic chemistrystudy rooms found in the Henry Erying Building. You can get free help with chemistry concepts, class homework problems, lab prep/homework, studying for exams, and more! If you would like tutoring for upper division chemistry courses, please refer to the graduate student tutoring list.

ACS Senior Comprehensive Exit Exams

The next senior comp exam is Saturday, MARCH 25th, 2017 from 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm.
Sign up by clicking here. The last day to sign up is Thursday March 23rd at 3pm!

**The following Comp Exams will be held Saturday May 20th.

Every chemistry major needs to pass the "Senior Comps" before graduation. There are 5 subject areas from which you can test: Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical. Each test can be taken as many times as needed, and there is no fee to take these tests (**see below for exceptions)

  • To pass you need to satisfy the following:
    • Score atleast the 10th percentile on 4 out of 5 of the tests.
    • If you add up all of your scores, you need to get at least 100 percentile points total (average of 25 points per test).
  • A cash award is given at the end of the year awards ceremony to the student to score the highest on their combined tests!
  • The tests are given twice per semester: 1) the weekend after the semester starts and 2) the weekend after the break ends. You may take either one or two tests each time the exams are given.
  • Sign ups start about 3 weeks before the test is given. You can register to take the test up until the Thursday before the test, at 3pm. **Anybody who signs up after this time must pay a $5 late fee. If you need to change the tests you signed up to take, please email advisor@chem.utah.edu prior to the sign up deadline.
  • **There is a $5 No-Show fee for each test that you miss, so if you cannot attend, an email must be sent before the tests begin. If not, you will receive an email about the fee you need to pay. Unpaid fees will delay graduation.
  • If you need to pay a late or no-show fee, make check or money order payable to "University of Utah." Cash is not accepted.

Upcoming Events

College of Science & Department of Chemistry

Summer Student Chemistry Job: USMagnesium Part-Time Position

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 Job Opportunity – 4Life – Seeking Spanish Speaking Seniors!!

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Connect2Health Volunteer Opportunity as a Health Mentor

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Refugee Youth Mentoring Opportunity
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 Spanish Interpreting Volunteer Opportunity

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Tutoring Opportunity: Frog Tutoring

My name is LaQuesia Gorins and I’m the hiring manager here at FrogTutoring. FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep. Our company has been featured on CNN and other media outlets. We are looking to hire some of your students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students in the community. We have found that when students (K - 12 & College) are tutored by college students, then they will be more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject. I think this will be a great opportunity for your students to encourage and engage local youths, and enhance their resume while making $$$$$$. Benefits: Great pay- Minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus.

How to apply: http://frogtutoring.com/jobs


 Tutoring Job Opportunity in Draper

After Class Tutoring is a tutoring center that recently opened in Draper, Utah. We tutor junior high through college students in all areas of study doing subject tutoring as well as ACT and SAT prep. We are looking for well-rounded college students who can tutor in a variety of areas particularly math, physics, and chemistry. ACT tutoring experience is a plus, but not necessary. We strive to help every student to not only get through that class they are struggling with, but also to mentor and guide students toward achieving their full potential in high school , college, and beyond. If you like helping people learn new subjects and achieve their goals, this is a perfect job for you.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide tutoring and instruction in your academic area of expertise
  • Provide instruction for ACT and SAT prep
  • Help guide and mentor students through college application process
  • Maintain a positive, friendly, and professional demeanor with students
  • Record and track student’s progress with academic study

Qualifications:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or be a current college student actively working toward a bachelor’s degree
  • Desire to educate and see students succeed
  • Reliable transportation and commitment to punctuality
  • Fun outgoing personality
  • Have availability Monday through Friday afternoons as well as one Saturday a month
Additional Info
It is important to us that our students and tutors alike put their studies first. For this reason, this job position offers flexible hours; if you can work with our schedule we can work with yours! Pay for this position is $11 an hour for initial training and then $15 an hour once you start teaching with raises based on performance. If you are interested in joining our team here at After Class Tutoring, please email your resume to info@afterclasstutoring.com. If you have any questions you can speak with the owner Melissa Sprouse, who can be reached at 801-910-3230.

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Campus Resources

Career Services

Want to know what kinds of jobs you can get as a chemist? Need help creating a resume or CV? Want someone to give you a mock interview? Visit Career Services in SSB 350. Eric Bloomquist and Francine Mahak are the College of Science Career Coaches. Use them!!

ASUU Tutoring Center

Need help in Gen Chem, Organic Chem, Biochem, the Calculus series, ODE's with Linear Algebra, or Physics? Come to talk to someone at the Tutoring Center (SSB 328). Only $7/hour for individual tutoring (or $4/hour for group tutoring).

**If you would like tutoring for upper division classes, come speak with Tascha.

Student Success Advocates

Student Success Advocates assist you with identifying goals, developing empowerment strategies, and planning your engagement with high-impact educational practices. They provide you with tools and strategies to help you succeed academically and, ultimately, professionally. They will meet you where you are, literally, anywhere on campus.

Get Paid to do Research with UROP

Once you have found a professor to work with, you can apply to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and get paid $1200 your 1st semester, and $600 the following semester. Plus! You can also qualify to receive the Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation (URSD) on your transcripts.

Writing Center

A writing resource from your freshman classes through graduate school. They work on papers from all disciplines, not just writing classes. Best of all, the writing center is a free service to students and faculty of the University of Utah. They want to help you develop strategies to make you a better writer and help you see your potential as an academic author. Located on the 2nd floor of the Marriott Library.

Pre-Professional Students

If you are Pre-Health or Pre-Law, please schedule an appointment to see an advisor who can help prepare you to get into the program of your choice.

The University Counseling Center (UCC)

UCC offers opportunities for personal development that will lead to enhanced learning and contribution to the University. The Center helps students, staff, and faculty resolve existing problems, prevent potential problems, and develop new skills that will enrich their lives. Services address personal, career, and academic learning issues. Formats include individual and group counseling, classes, and workshops. Located in SSB Rm 426.

The Women's Resource Center (WRC)

WRC at the University of Utah serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women.  Honoring the complexities of women’s identities, the WRC facilitates choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality. Office in the Union, Rm 411.

Chemistry eTutoring

The U of U's FREE online chemistry tutoring platform is a great resource for students! View the schedule to find out when a chemistry tutor is available to you for live, one-on-one tutoring!

Last Updated: 3/22/17