This introductory course will investigate chemistry as it applies to the study of medicine and drugs. Students will explore inorganic and organic molecules and how they relate to our bodies through the application of biochemistry. We will do many hands-on activities to learn basic chemistry concepts like inter- and intra-molecular forces which will be tied to their applications in medicine. We will examine acid-base chemistry through different forms of antacids, and redox chemistry as we discuss the class of drugs known as depressants. Students will conduct experiments to learn how to do things like synthesize aspirin and extract caffeine as they learn about the effects of analgesics and stimulants.
Chemistry of Medicine
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.