Chemistry Department


Exploring Environmental Chemistry
July 7 - July 12, 2013

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
An exciting research experience for high school students.

2009 Participants

The Muhlenberg College Chemistry Department will host a week-long research experience for high school students. Participants will learn practical spectroscopic techniques and see how they can be used to analyze environmental samples. Hands-on instruction in the use of departmental instruments, including GC-MS, FT-IR, AA, NMR, and UV-Vis, will be offered. Various types of environmental samples (air, water, and soil) will be collected and analyzed by students. Instruction will take place in the classroom, field, and laboratory and will be provided by the Muhlenberg Chemistry Department faculty. Evenings will include a number of social events.

For further information, contact Dr. Joseph Keane at 484-664-3262 (phone) or (email).

Find additional information about our programs in Chemistry and Environmental Science.

Eligibility:  Students who will have completed at least one year of chemistry by summer 2013 and are currently (spring 2013) completing their sophomore or junior year are eligible.  Students must show a strong interest in and aptitude for chemistry.

  • Applying:  Follow this link for a printable flier and application form.

Costs:  A student fee of $300 goes toward meals, housing, and evening recreation.  Supplies, lab facilities, and instruction are generously covered by our sponsors.  There is no cost to apply.

MoleculeSend application materials to:
Dr. Joseph Keane
   Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
             Allentown, PA 18104-5586

  • During the course you will learn about:
  • Environmental Chemistry
    Sampling methods
    Chemical instrumentation
    Careers in chemistry


Pictures from past programs
Preliminary Schedule