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Welcome to Keck Science

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Fourth Year of Summer Science Immersion Program

Just as our three sponsor colleges converge in the W.M. Keck Science Department, multiple paths of discovery extend outwards as students and faculty explore a range of scientific disciplines and conduct research that builds on our knowledge of the world. With our broad-based curriculum and emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives, you can find your place and follow your passion.

One thing you won’t find here is locked doors. You can venture down any path of discovery that interests you, and our faculty are approachable and accessible. Here, almost from day one undergraduates are actively involved in fascinating research. Here, whether you’re a science major or not, you’ll receive an exceptional science education grounded in an emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem solving.

Here, you’ll learn from us, we’ll learn from you, and together we’ll make exciting discoveries.


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Research Newsflash

Selected Publications

10/11/2017     Chemistry departments are awarded funding from Dreyfus Foundation to bring distinguished scientist to campus

8/27/2017     The Ferree group identifies small non-coding RNAs produced by a 'selfish' B chromosome

7/21/2017     Students Ellen Berkeley (CMC'18) and Tim Gallagher (CMC'19) win Best Presentation and Poster at the SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium

7/10/2017     Wiley group publishes study on functional and structural diversity within a family of chromatin proteins. Authors Alyssa Yoshino (CMC '16) and Claire Bagnani (SCR '17)


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Upcoming Seminars

10/24/2017 

POM : Jennifer Heemstra : "Small-Molecule Detection and Enantiopurity Measurement Using DNA-Based Sensors"

10/27/2017 

KS : Michael Alfaro : Diversification and macroevolution

10/31/2017 

HMC : Noah Burns : Selective Halogenation and the Study of Unusual Lipids

11/3/2017 

KS : Guillermo Escalante : Exercise physiology and biomechanics

News and Updates

Application for IBC/SScIP

Recent Media Coverage

Fourth Year of Summer Science Immersion Program

Keck Science Hosts ACS Undergraduate Research Conference


Course Info for New Students

IBC: an interdisciplinary introduction to biology and chemistry


Alumni Updates

"Keck Science graduates continue to excel in all fields of science, and I'm delighted to congratulate this year's winners and honorable mentions of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship."

Dean David E. Hansen

 

"Science is too much fun to not have the opportunity to do it"

Dr. Susan Celniker '75
School: Pitzer
Major: Biology

 

"Through the guidance and support of my mentors at Keck, I not only learned the technical skills and knowledge needed for a career in medicine, I also cultivated a passion for scientific discovery."

Nicole Duggan '10
School: Scripps
Major: molecular biology, with psychology minor

 

"At Keck Science I did molecular biology research, which gives me a unique experimental background compared with most of the people who I work with."

Gabe Rocklin '07
School: CMC
Major: Biology-Chemistry & History