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American Studies

Eckerd College Chemistry News

Dr. Atkinson

The US Department of State's new science adviser is one of Eckerd College's own graduates, Dr. George Atkinson. Dr. Atkinson earned a chemistry degree here, did senior research with Dr. Robert Hatala, and was graduated in 1967. After earning a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, Dr. Atkinson went on to hold high and distinguished positions in the US and abroad. You can read more about Dr. Atkinson in these stories from Chemical and Engineering News and Physics Today (Adobe PDF files), and on Dr. Atkinson's Web page.

Congratulations, George. We're proud of you!

(Originally posted 11/15/2003)

Chemistry at Eckerd

The Chemistry Department at Eckerd College offers Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, including a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are one of only two Florida colleges where a student can earn an ACS-certified biochemistry degree. Our students have gone on to careers in fields such as forensics, atmospheric chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as DNA structural research, cosmetic chemistry, and medicine. We've even graduated a professional baseball player and a college president!

The James Center

Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

Equipped with the latest in eco-conscious innovations, educational technology and scientific instrumentation, the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences will advance our efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the sciences, and will quickly become the hub of the Natural Sciences at Eckerd College. Discover the James Center.