Events Departmental Seminars
Each of the sections within the Chemistry Department host a seminar series in the Fall and Spring semesters. There can be as many as 4 divisional seminars scheduled per week. We schedule these seminars as follows:
- Monday - Physical/Theoretical
- Tuesday - Inorganic
- Wednesday - Organic/Materials
- Thursday - Chemical Biology
Sections also run individual "Journal Clubs", in different configurations throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. For example, the Inorganic Journal Club provides a mechnism for second year students to present early work in an informal setting prior to taking their screening exam.
Several student-led seminars are organized throughout the year, for example, through the USC Student Chapter of the Electrochemical Society.
Fourth Year Seminars
As part of their Ph.D. program, all fourth year graduate students present a 30-minute seminar to students, postdocs, and faculty in their section. This gives an opportunity for the Department to hear about their research, and for attending members of their thesis committee to provide feedback.
For more information, see the USC Chemistry Graduate Handbook.