Chemistry Seminars, News, and Events

Research Seminars

Seminars are held on Thursdays for dates listed below at 5 pm in the Olin LIfe Sciences Building, Room 130 unless otherwise listed. Faculty, students, and the general public are welcome and all chemistry students are strongly encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there.

Seminar dates will be updated throughout the semester.

DateSpeaker and Topic
September 12

Tyan Laak, Florida Tech

Original Proposal: Title TBA

October 17

Dr. Ralph N. Salvatore, Southeastern University

Therapeutics through synthesis: Approaches toward HIV/AIDS antivirals, Parkinson’s disease metabolites and anticancer agents 

2019 Chemistry Conclave

Florida Institute of Technology's ACS Student Chapter recently hosted the Florida American Chemical Society 2019 Symposium for Synthetic Chemistry. This symposium is part of the Annual Florida Chemistry Conclave series. The Symposium featured keynote speaker Dr. Aaron Aponick from the University of Florida (pictured left). His seminar, StackPhos: From structural curiosity to enantioselective catalysis, followed the synthetic chemistry theme of the symposium. Students gave oral presentations of thier research as well.

The event included hands-on demonstrations of outreach events performed by ACS student chapters at Florida Tech and other schools (pictured right) followed by a lab safety, seminar by Florida Tech's Dr. Joel Olson. If your ACS student chapter is interested in presenting an outreach demonstration, please email Ryan Bryant ( to reserve a lab bench or a fume hood. Students will also have the opportunity to present their current research. If you would like to present your research, please email our Chapter President, Audrey Preston ( Visit the Chemistry Conclave website and their pages on Instagram and Facebook for more information about the event.



Chemistry Alumni and Friends

Read about the latest activities and accomplishments of our faculty, students, and alumni/ae in the  2017 Panther Chemist Newsletter.

Previous editions:

2015 Panther Chemist Newsletter

2013 Panther Chemist Newsletter

2009 Panther Chemist Newsletter

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Graduate Student Cummulative Exams

Cummulative exams for Chemistry graduate studentsare conducted on the following dates during the 2018-2019 academic year. Email Dr. Norito Takenaka to select the exam's discipline (physical,  organic, biochemistry, analytical, or inorganic).

Fall 2019Spring 2020