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About the Organic Lab Staff

The lecture courses are taught by the Organic Chemistry faculty on a rotating basis. The organic chemistry laboratories are managed by the Director of Undergraduate Organic Labs. The laboratory classes and recitations for lecture are taught by Teaching Assistants.

Help room schedule

Organic help room hours will be held on Zoom for the rest of the semester. A link will be posted in your Canvas course.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM
9:00 AMMadeline WaldenHongxuan Chen
10:00 AMShea OSullivanHongxuan Chen
11:00 AMSara RobertsonGarrett CairoSara RobertsonHongxuan Chen
12:00 PMJonathan ThurstonGarrett Evenson
1:00 PMChance BrandtTessa MyrenChance Brandt
2:00 PMJohn FloodMicah OhlhausenBrianna Callahan
3:00 PMJustin OlsonRachel WeintraubKamil MarsalekJohn Flood
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Teaching Assistants

Many TAs teach organic chemistry in any given semester. The best of these TAs are honored with either the John S. Meek Teaching Award or the Patty Feist Teaching Award. The TAs for the current semester are:

Chance Brandt
Chance
Brandt
Email
Garrett Cairo
Garrett
Cairo
Email
Brianna Callahan
Brianna
Callahan
Email
Hongxuan Chen
Hongxuan
Chen
Email
Garrett Evenson
Garrett
Evenson
Email
John Flood
John
Flood
Email
Yiming Hu
Yiming
Hu
Email
Shaofeng Huang
Shaofeng
Huang
Email
Kamil Marsalek
Kamil
Marsalek
Email
Tessa Myren
Tessa
Myren
Email
Micah Ohlhausen
Micah
Ohlhausen
Email
Justin Olson
Justin
Olson
Email
Shea Osullivan
Shea
Osullivan
Email
Wyatt Powell
Wyatt
Powell
Email
Sara Robertson
Sara
Robertson
Email
Jonathan Thurston
Jonathan
Thurston
Email
Madeline Walden
Madeline
Walden
Email
Lacey Wayment
Lacey
Wayment
Email
Rachel Weintraub
Rachel
Weintraub
Email

Director of Undergraduate Organic Labs

Several people have held the position of Director of Organic Labs (a.k.a Lab Coordinator) over the past few years:

Jacquie RichardsonJacquie Richardson received her PhD in December 2010 from CU Boulder. She worked with Dave Walba on liquid crystal synthesis and characterization, and served as a TA for several semesters of grad school. She has BS degrees in both chemistry and chemical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. You can direct any problems, comments, constructive criticism, or praise on the new web site to Jacquie.

E-mail: Jacqueline.Richardson@colorado.edu
Phone: 303-492-8256
Office: Ekeley M1B30





Patty FeistPatty Feist was the Organic Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator from 1985 until her retirement in May 2010. The web site "orgchem" first came to the web in 1997, as a small web site with course information, located physically on a Mac in the stockroom. In the next decade it grew to encompass the techniques of undergraduate organic chemistry teaching labs: distillation, extraction, crystallization, drying, filtration, column, thin layer, and gas chromatography, melting points, solvent removal, and IR, NMR, and mass spectroscopy. Most of the text is authored by Patty; NMR and mass spectroscopy were authored by Tad Koch. All of the html and photo work was done by Patty. She strived to keep the pages simple so that they would both load quickly and work on a variety of platforms, and be accessible to people with disabilities. In 2009, the web site moved to the chem server, but it retains the url "orgchem.colorado.edu".

Patty is the co-author of the third edition of Organic Laboratory Techniques by Fessenden, Fessenden, and Feist (2000, Brooks/Cole Publishing/Cengage Learning). If you have any comments on this text, she'd be pleased to hear them! Any errors, suggestions for new sections, suggestions for sections to delete, sections that would be clearer if re-worded... please direct comments to her (at feist@colorado.edu) so that the next edtion can be even better.