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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:

Jessica Burl
Jessica
Burl
Email
Garrett Cairo
Garrett
Cairo
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Matthew Farmer
Matthew
Farmer
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Jake Greenberg
Jake
Greenberg
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Brendan Griffiths
Brendan
Griffiths
Email
Ed Guzman
Ed
Guzman
Email
Aaron Hinds
Aaron
Hinds
Email
Mitch Magrini
Mitch
Magrini
Email
Eric Miller
Eric
Miller
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Patrick Nordeen
Patrick
Nordeen
Email
Alyssa Scarbrough
Alyssa
Scarbrough
Email
Dayan Wei
Dayan
Wei
Email
Rachel Weintraub
Rachel
Weintraub
Email
Will Yi
Will (Duk)
Yi
Email

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 Garrett Cairo
9:00 AM
10:00 AM Jessica Burl
11:00 AM Mitch Magrini
Prof. Minger
(11-11:30)
Prof. Minger
(11-11:30)
Will Yi
Prof. Minger
(11-11:30)
Prof. Minger
(11-11:30)
12:00 PM Brendan Griffiths
(12-12:30)
Matthew Farmer Alyssa Scarbrough
1:00 PM
2:00 PM Prof. Minger
(2:30-3)
Prof. Minger
(2:30-3)
Prof. Minger
(2:30-3)
3:00 PM Patrick Nordeen
4:00 PM Dayan Wei Brendan Griffiths
(4-4:30)
5:00 PM Rachel Weintraub

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.