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Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule

All examinations will be held on the Saturdays listed below from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Chemistry Department conference room, Disque 307:

Date Proctor
October 1, 2016  Joe Foley, PhD
November 5, 2016  Anthony Addison, PhD
December 3, 2016 Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner, PhD
January 7, 2017  Lynn Penn, PhD
February 4, 2017  Karl Sohlberg, PhD
March 4, 2017  Fraser Fleming, PhD
April 1, 2017  Kevin Owens, PhD
May 6, 2017  Daniel King, PhD
June 3, 2017  Peter Wade, PhD
July 1, 2017  Hai-Feng (Frank) Ji, PhD

As noted in the Chemistry Department Graduate Student Handbook, students are required to pass 5 cumulative qualifying exams, and are given 10 chances (exams) to do so. Students who fail 6 exams cannot remain in the program.

Analytical Cumes: Each examination will contain at least one question concerning an Analytical Chemistry feature article (previously called A-Page article) from the previous six months. These A-page articles appear in the issue dated the 1st of the month. Since the cumulative exams are generally the 1st Saturday of the month, "the previous six months" will not include the month of the exam (e.g., for the examination in October the previous six months will include articles from April through September). Articles considered fair game are those describing techniques and applications; you will not be examined on literature, conference or book reviews. If you have any questions concerning these exams, please direct them to one of the analytical faculty (Joe Foley, PhD or Kevin G. Owens, PhD).