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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.

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
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Thomas Carey
Thomas
Carey
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Zhenhao Chen
Zhenhao
Chen
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Aaron Crossman
Aaron
Crossman
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Matthew Farmer
Matthew
Farmer
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Ed Guzman
Ed
Guzman
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Yiming Hu
Yiming
Hu
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Zhenyi Hu
Zhenyi
Hu
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Josh Kamps
Josh
Kamps
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Zepeng Lei
Zepeng
Lei
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Patrick Li
Patrick
Li
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Yaohao Li
Yaohao
Li
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Eric Miller
Eric
Miller
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Dylan Mori
Dylan
Mori
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Patrick Nordeen
Patrick
Nordeen
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Sara Robertson
Sara
Robertson
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Alyssa Scarbrough
Alyssa
Scarbrough
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Shafer Soars
Shafer
Soars
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Dayan Wei
Dayan
Wei
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Rachel Weintraub
Rachel
Weintraub
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Tianyi Yang
Tianyi
Yang
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Will Yi
Will (Duk)
Yi
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Help room schedule

The organic help room is located in Ekeley M1B32. This is a list of when the help room will be staffed by the TAs and professors. Some professors may have office hours elsewhere.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM Aaron Crossman
9:00 AM Chance Brandt
10:00 AM Sara Robertson
11:00 AM Josh Kamps
12:00 PM Will Yi Thomas Carey Shafer Soars Matthew Farmer
1:00 PM Zepeng Lei
2:00 PM Yaohao Li Eric Miller Rachel Weintraub Jacquie Richardson Tianyi Yang
3:00 PM Jacquie Richardson Zhenyi Hu Zhenhao Chen
4:00 PM Yiming Hu Patrick Nordeen Jacob Rodriguez
5:00 PM Patrick Li

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.