Chemists Participate in Swarthmore's Exciting Interdisciplinary Initiatives

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The Summer 2017 edition of the Swarthmore College Bulletin had an article titled "The Space Between".  The article describes how working across disciplines can lead to exciting opportunities for learning and discovery.

Three members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry were featured in the article. This Fall there will be a new course titled "Art, Chemistry, and Conservation" which will be co-taught by Patricia Reilly (art history) and Ginger Heck (chemistry).  During the Spring 2017 semester "Introduction to Environmental Studies" was co-taught by Betsy Bolton (english literature) and Christopher Graves (chemistry).   During Spring/Summer 2017 there was a course titled "Water Policies, Water Issues" taught by Haili Kong (chinese); Carol Nackenoff (political science); Liliya Yatsunyk (chemistry) and Art McGarity (engineering/environmental studies).  The water policy course included an experiential component where Kong, Nackenoff and Yatsunyk traveled with students to Asia to conduct field research.