The purpose of recitations is to present you with opportunities to go over homework problems, learn how to think through the various processes associated with the course material, etc and to take the various 10-minute quizzes and Stoichiometry Mastery Exams that are scheduled on the calendar already. Other than the Mastery Exam requirement and the contribution that quiz scores make to your grade, there is no requirement to attend recitation sections. Attendance is, however, strongly encouraged. Changing recitation sections is discouraged for a variety of reasons among which are class size and record keeping. The recitation instructors are very knowledgeable, but like all of us, not 100% so. They are expected to be prepared for most questions but will honestly postpone answering when they are uncertain rather than mislead you and cause potential difficulties later. The recitation instructors are not substitutes for missed lectures. They cannot provide such information and should not be asked "What did I miss?" The recitation instructors are also not privy to what is on exams. This semester's recitation instructors are:






Melissa Lamson

      I grew up in Lafayette NY, which is outside of Syracuse. I graduated last semester from SUNY Geneseo with a B.S. in chemistry. I am interested in polymer chemistry. Last summer I visited 5 european countries in a month.

      Eric Wu
I am a first year graduate student interested in physical chemistry. I was born in Pittsburgh, but grew up in Taiwan and LA. My undergraduate degree in chemistry is from University of California, Berkeley. My hobby is anything that has to do with sports.

  Recitation Instructor Section Time(pm) Place    
  Eric Wu A 8:30 DH 2122    
  Eric Wu B 9:30 DH 2122    
  Melissa Lamson C 8:30 DH 2105    
  Melissa Lamson D 9:30 DH 2105