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Chemistry Department Resources

Chemistry Department Resources

Eastern's Main Campus

Laboratories:  The Department of Chemistry features an advanced instrumentation laboratory, NMR laboratory, research laboratory for faculty-directed undergraduate projects in biochemistry and organic chemistry, and two teaching laboratories.

The superconducting 300-MHz FT-NMR instrument is a teaching and research instrument that gives students (beginning in the sophomore year) hands-on experience with NMR technology and supports the department’s undergraduate research program. Students are trained how to acquire and interpret NMR spectra on compounds they synthesize or isolate.

Students are trained by PhD faculty on advanced instrumentation, including FT-NMR, FT-IR, GC-MS, HPLC, FPLC, AAS, and diode-array UV-VIS, DSC, and SEM.

Biochemical apparatus is used for DNA cloning, recombinant protein expression, protein expression, protein purification, and protein functional characterization. Resources include PCR thermocycler, protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis cells, a Western blot transfer cell, a high resolution gel imaging system, a Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system, and a 96-well microplate reader.

Throughout the curriculum, students use high performance computing resources for molecular modeling using the Gaussian suite of programs from personalized accounts.

The Warner Library also includes access to the premier chemistry journal database called SciFinder. The Chemistry Department is located in the center of campus in Andrews Hall.

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St. Davids Campus

Recently recognized in the top 3 of 25 most Beautiful Christian Universities,  Eastern University is revered as a top Christian University in PA with a safe, welcoming community of students, faculty and staff.  EU’s main campus offers multiple residence halls and academic buildings with amenities to accommodate its approximately 1,700 undergraduate students.  

While Eastern’s diverse student body regularly utilizes a full arsenal of residence life options, it is worthwhile to note the compliment of academic resources for EU students including the historic Warner Library adjacent to the Howard Harold Center, the fully-renovated McInnis Learning Center, Workman Hall for Music Majors, Andrews Hall and Bradstreet Observatory and Planetarium.  Warner Library provides students plenty of study space, access to 65,000 periodical titles in paper and electronic format, 870,000+ microform items, and over 60,000 full text e-journals, including the most current and popular academic journals and resources.  While students can access Eastern’s professors’ 360 publications and 280 articles in Warner, most students would much rather interact in person with our prestigious but accessible faculty.  A 13:1 student-to-professor ratio means plenty of personal attention and mentoring for students within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Historic Main Line

Nestled in affluent Wayne, PA, Eastern University is in one of the top 10 college communities in the country (USA Today). There are 40 colleges in the Philadelphia and Philadelphia suburbs, 25% of which are on the Main Line. Eastern students can take advantage of Wayne’s small, walkable downtown, which is lined with local cafes, stores, and businesses. Wayne is an especially good resource for students who are looking for internships or work experience.

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Nearby Philadelphia

Eastern University is situated just outside the major, historic, urban metropolis of Philadelphia, a diverse city which evinces all of the benefits of a major urban center and which provides unique learning and living opportunities for students and alumni. Previously recognized by USA Today, Philadelphia and its suburbs have one of the top ten college communities in the nation.   While there are around 40 colleges in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs; 25% of those colleges, including Eastern, are within 15 minutes of EU.  Eastern students can take the train from the St. Davids station (located adjacent to campus) and be in the city within 20 minutes.  Current students, also, take advantage of Philadelphia’s rich music scene and cheer on all the major sports.  Weekend “road trips” to Washington DC and New York City are less than a 2.5 hour drive.

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