Chemistry Track

Study with Benedictine College science professors who know how to make science engaging, and how to lead students in discovering the natural world.

Benedictine College’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is known for its research relating to both medicine and agriculture. The BCYC Immersion program introduces students to the chemical sciences that are integral to many disciplines in today's high-technology society and gives students hands-on experience with chemical reactions and principles.

Earn homeschool lab credit based on participation in our Chemistry track! Click here to learn more about receiving lab credit at Immersion.

Track available in:

  • July 7-12 (Session 3)

Cost of attendance: $625.00
* This includes the $100 lab fee

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Track Instructor

Dr. Patrisha Bugayong, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Janet Paper

Dr. Patrisha Pham Bugayong earned her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Mississippi State University in 2009. Her graduate research focused on the synthesis and development of innovative separation methods involving molecular tagging, ionic liquids and chiral proline, with pharmaceutical and renewable energy applications. Previously, Dr. Bugayong earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. After completing her Ph.D., she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Dave Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University from 2009 to 2013. At MSU, she developed materials and methodologies for the conversion of activated sludge biomass to renewable energy and value-added products. In 2013, she pursued additional postdoctoral research work at the Audubon Sugar Institute of Louisiana State University AgCenter. At LSU, she worked on lignocellulosic biomass conversion to renewable energy and value-added products. To date, she has authored/co-authored 16 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters and has made over 50 paper and poster presentations. In August 2015, she joined the faculty of Benedictine College where she is an Assistant Professor in organic chemistry.