Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bryn Mawr College Graduate Studies Open House - October 26th

    Bryn Mawr College Graduate Program in Chemistry has been producing Ph.D. chemists for over 100 years, yet our program is often unknown because of its small size.  Our program is distinctive in that it is located at an elite undergraduate college renown for its scholarship.  The small size of our program creates strong and personal connections between graduate students and faculty mentors. And since our program is housed within a vigorous undergraduate institution, the value we place on quality teaching is transferred to our graduate students in their training. Many of our graduate students choose Bryn Mawr precisely for this valuable teacher mentoring since they plan to pursue a career in academia.  Although the environment for graduate work is unique at Bryn Mawr College, the aims and requirements of the graduate program are similar to those at larger research institutions.  Ph.D. students must successfully complete coursework, oral exams, and proposals, as well as give research presentations at external conferences, as part of their development as Ph.D. scientists.

    Bryn Mawr College is a small liberal arts college 20 minutes west of Philadelphia, located in a beautiful suburban environment. There is easy access to Philadelphia by train and a consortial arrangement exists that provides our students access to the University of Pennsylvania for courses and/or facilities when needed.

    If you feel Bryn Mawr might offer an attractive environment for some of your students to pursue graduate studies in chemistry, please direct them to the website for our graduate program: At the website you can learn about our faculty and their research areas, see where our current students come from, and read why they chose Bryn Mawr for graduate studies towards a Ph.D.

    We will be hosting a Graduate Open House on Oct. 26th. This is a terrific opportunity for students to meet faculty and current students and see first hand what doing graduate work in a liberal arts environment would be like.  I will be sending a small poster (see attached) by US mail that advertises our Open House on Oct. 26th. Please mention this opportunity to any of your students who might be interested. Students may email me to register for the event.

    If you or your students have any questions, please contact me.

Jonas Goldsmith

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Director of Graduate Studies in Chemistry

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