LEARNING from the best »
He's a teacher, scholar, mentor and biochem pioneer who traffics in flaming soap bubbles
DISCOVERING God's creation »
Calvin has three Goldwater Scholars and one honorable mention
ENGAGING Grand Rapids »
Project SEED Summer Internship for High Schoolers
LIVING fully and faithfully »
We understand that this is not just our job, it's the reason we're here: to help students succeed!
Professor Doug Vander Griend
STUDYING Gods creation »
The Winning Protein: The challenge encouraged discussions about the beauty and danger...
as well as the problem of evil
WORKING together »
Integrated Scientific Research Experimental Laboratory: the ISRx.
Get a tour of this collaborative lab!
COURAGEOUS learning »
Each summer, nearly 100 science students research everything from the human eye to herring gulls
RESEARCHING God's world »
"The research environment at Calvin is a huge advantage"
Nick Be '05, Biochemistry; John Hopkins Doctoral Graduate
Chemistry and Biochemistry at Calvin
We take seriously the Creator's invitation to explore and investigate the atomic and molecular feautres of the world.
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Learn Research by doing Research! This past year, over 100 chemistry and biochemistry students worked alongside our faculty in paid positions researching everything from the glucose transport activity of GLUT1 to targeting drug delivery in cancer therapy.
Most of our chemistry courses are lab-based and you have the opportunity to work as a Lab Assistant or work as a Research Assistant (academic year and/or summer). A great opportunity to be mentored by our professors while gaining experience and pay.
News & Events
Celebrating Professor Retirements at April 30, 2014 Open House
We are excited to celebrate the retirements of Professors Roger DeKock and Ron Blankespoor who have both had a long and rich history (38 and 37 years respectively) at the college and have been essential in forging the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department into the strong department that it is.
Celebrate with us at their Open House on Wednesday April 30 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Lower Level Lobby of DeVries Hall Atrium).
Join the Chemistry Department at our Weekly Seminar Series this year. Outstanding guest speakers from around the country join us every Thursday at the Calvin College Science Building, Room 010 (lower level); 11:30a.m. - 12:20 p.m. The public is welcomed to attend.