Each summer, the Department of Chemistry holds a weekly meeting of a “Journal Club” in which faculty and students gather to discuss a recent paper from the chemical literature in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere. Typically, a student from a research group will select and present a paper, after which they will respond to questions. The paper is sent out over email several days before the presentation so that everyone has a chance to read it and be prepared to discuss it. Each of the different research groups participating usually give at least one presentation, so the topics cover a wide variety of chemistry research. The goal is to help everyone learn more about chemistry literature and current research methods that may be relevant to our work here at DePaul.
Every other week lunch is provided by the Department of Chemistry. All DePaul students and faculty interested in attending are welcome. Meeting times and location for this coming summer have yet to be determined, but we will most likely meet in one of the classrooms on the first floor of McGowan South around noon. Please email Dr. Southern if you would like to receive more information about the journal club and/or be placed on the contact list.
Check out past photos from Journal Club.