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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 a mixture of in-person and Zoom this semester, based on each TA's preference. You can access the Zoom help room at https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/9912573853 (you must be logged into your CU account).

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:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00
AM
Brendan LangmackTimmy Davis
9:05
AM
Brianna CheckKajal KajalAustin BargmannCharlie Lu
10:10
AM
Jacquie Richardson
(in M1B30)
11:15
AM
Jacquie Richardson
(in M1B30)
12:20
PM
Claire Boronski
1:25
PM
2:30
PM
Lukas GardnerHunter Koltunski
3:35
PM
Kyle Fisch
(in M1B32)
4:40
PM
Will YiJames Greenwood
Austin Bargmann
Austin
Bargmann
Email
Lauren Bodkin
Lauren
Bodkin
Email
Claire Boronski
Claire
Boronski
Email
Brianna Check
Brianna
Check
Email
Hongxuan Chen
Hongxuan
Chen
Email
Timothy Davis
Timmy
Davis
Email
Kyle Fisch
Kyle
Fisch
Email
Lukas Gardner
Lukas
Gardner
Email
James Greenwood
James
Greenwood
Email
Shaofeng Huang
Shaofeng
Huang
Email
Ruiheng Jing
Ruiheng
Jing
Email
Kajal Kajal
Kajal
Kajal
Email
Jaclyn Katsirubas
Jaclyn
Katsirubas
Email
Hunter Koltunski
Hunter
Koltunski
Email
Brendan Langmack
Brendan
Langmack
Email
Charlie Lu
Charlie
Lu
Email
Ethan Miller
Ethan
Miller
Email
Haley Petersen
Haley
Petersen
Email
Lacey Wayment
Lacey
Wayment
Email
Will Yi
Will
Yi
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.