Kristine H Wammer portrait

Kristine H Wammer

Associate Professor
Degree
B.A. St. Olaf College
Ph.D. Princeton University
Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Minnesota
Office
OWS 457
Phone
(651) 962-5574
Fax
2-5209
Mail
OSS 402

Spring 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 112 - 56 General Chemistry II/Lab - - W - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 478
CRN: 20030 0 Credit Hours This course continues the study of chemistry begun in 111. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid- base chemistry, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered spring semester and summer (when enrollment allows). Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 112 may not receive credit for CHEM 115.
CHEM 112 - 57 General Chemistry II/Lab - - - R - 0730 - 1130 OWS 479
CRN: 20031 0 Credit Hours This course continues the study of chemistry begun in 111. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid- base chemistry, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered spring semester and summer (when enrollment allows). Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 112 may not receive credit for CHEM 115.
CHEM 491 - I4 Individual Research - - - - - -
CRN: 22948 2 Credit Hours

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 115 - 41 (Honors) Acceler. Gen. Chem. M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OSS 127
CRN: 40413 4 Credit Hours A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.
CHEM 115 - 71 (Honors) Accel. Gen. Chem. Lab - - W - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 477
CRN: 40414 0 Credit Hours A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.
CHEM 115 - 72 (Honors) Accel. Gen. Chem. Lab - - - R - 0730 - 1130 OWS 477
CRN: 40415 0 Credit Hours A one semester general chemistry class that blends significant topics from CHEM 111 and 112 for very strong students interested in majoring in science or engineering. Approximately one-third of the course content is drawn from CHEM 111 with the balance coming from CHEM 112. Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Math placement at the 113 level, high school chemistry, and satisfactory performance on the chemistry placement examination. NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 115 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109, 111, or 112.

Kris Wammer is interested in the chemical and microbiological processes that affect the fate of organic contaminants in the environment.  Students in the Wammer lab are currently involved in several projects, all of which study potential impacts of biologically active organic compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, in natural waters. One current project examines the influence of exposure to low-level concentrations of antibiotics on resistance levels in environmental bacteria.  This project is in collaboration with research groups from Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota and has a significant field-based component.  Another project is focused on understanding the environmental photochemical degradation of veterinary steroids; this work is being done together with researchers at the University of Iowa, the University of Nevada Reno, and Duke University.  Finally, students are studying the impacts of drinking water treatment, in particular ozonation, on macrolide antibiotics to determine if treatment results in potentially harmful byproducts.  

If you are interested in joining the research group, contact Dr. Wammer.