Faculty Profile

Sarah St. Angelo

Associate Professor of Chemistry (2006)

Contact Information

stangels@dickinson.edu

Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 2113
717.254.8957
http://users.dickinson.edu/~stangels/

Bio

Her research is in the interdisciplinary field of nanochemistry, where her current interests involve the use of plant materials as reducing agents for nanoparticles. She regularly teaches General Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Inorganic Chemistry, and courses related to nanotechnology.

Education

  • B.S., Denison University, 1997
  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2004

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

CHEM 141 Foundations of Chem w/Lab
A one-semester introductory course for students who are especially well-prepared for general chemistry, replacing CHEM 131, 132 as a prerequisite for more advanced courses in the major. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, acid/base chemistry, solubility, and transition metal chemistry. The laboratory experiments will relate directly to topics covered in lecture, and will include statistical analysis of data, molecular modeling, instrumental methods of analysis, and quantitative analytical and inorganic chemistry. Admittance into this course is based on a placement exam. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.