A large contingent of WSU faculty and students are heading off the National ACS Meeting in New Orleans this weekend!
- Ramaley Celebration 4/17/13
- ACS NOLA 4/7-4/11/13
- NCUR LAX 4/11-4/13/13
- GLRM LAX 6/5-6/8/13
- WSU Commencement 5/10/13\
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Winona State University! We are committed to working with students in an inclusive and friendly environment, helping them achieve their professional and personal goals. Our program is approved by the American Chemical Society and all subdisciplines of chemistry -- inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, biological, and polymer -- are well represented by our diverse faculty. The Department offers majors in Biochemistry, Chemistry Teaching, Physical Science Teaching, and Environmental Science. Our faculty members are active research scientists but our primary commitment is to quality undergraduate education in chemistry.
We are located in Pasteur Hall and the Science Laboratory Center and we have excellent laboratory facilities dedicated to teaching and research. Our instrumentation includes excellent IR, NMR, UV-VIS, AA, and DCP Emission Spectrometers. We also have capabilities for X-Ray Powder Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray Microanalysis, Multi-Angle Light Scattering, and GC-MS.
The Chemistry Department is home to the Southeast Minnesota Analytical Service, which provides services such as water testing and other analytical support to local governments, industry, and citizens.
The focus of the WSU Chemistry Department is providing superb undergraduate educational experiences to our students. Small class sizes and ample experiential learning opportunities lead to a high level of interaction between the faculty and the students.
Chemistry graduates from WSU have earned distinction in a diverse range of careers, from industrial research chemists to govenment agency heads to college professors. Many have gone on to Chemistry Ph.D. programs and professional schools such as Pharmacy and Medical Colleges.