Welcome to the Introduction to Natural Science webpage.
Please visit regularly for news and updates about the program.
June 1, 2008

Note: both biology and chemistry lab clean up will happen on Thursday morning starting at 8:30AM. Be there in order to receive credit for your laboratory work.

May 29, 2008

Our poster session on June 4 will be in a different location. It will be in the Longhouse, not in LH 4.

May 28, 2008


Be sure to go to Jim's or Clarissa's office and sign up as soon as possible. Clarissa is offering 9 evaluation times for next Friday, June 6th, 8 times on Tuesday (week 10), and 9 more slots on Thursday (week 10).

May 28, 2008

Some guidelines for the chemistry test have been added to the assignments folder.

May 23, 2008

POSTER PRINTING: The account for poster printing has been set up. You need to print your posters at Photoland in the library. You just need to tell them that you are an INS student and give them a list of all the members of your research team so they can check you off. One poster per team! The link to their website is:

May 9, 2008

For a short period of time Cambrigesoft is offering a limited version of ChemDraw (ChemDraw Ltd 9.0) free for students. Contact Jim for the web address and the discount code. They do this periodically for various version of their software and typicall these discount codes are good for one month. This version is typically priced at $190.

May 5, 2008

You can find a copy of the Workshop Teams and lecture assignments here.

April 30, 2008

An interesting guest speaker on environmental chemistry will be hosted by the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society on May 8. For more information check the site at

April 30, 2008

A copy of the Science Carnival Presentation Form is at Please fill this out and return to lab stores as soon as possible.

April 11, 2008

This Saturday Night-April 12-has a neat opportunity to see marine life. People for Puget Sound are inviting you to a "pier peer" - a waterproof light will be put in the water at Boston Harbon Marina to observe nocturnal sea creatures and those attracted to light. This will be from 9-11 PM, and more information is at

April 10, 2008

The Washington State Lake Protection Association has two scholarships available for students interested in environmental studies. The deadline is soon-April 15-but so far there are no applicants. Check out the site at for more information.

April 2, 2008

The general syllabus for the spring quarter can be found here or in the "Handouts" folder.

March 31, 2008

Lab groups have been assigned and can be found at this link. For Tuesday, group A goes to the biology lab and group B goes to the chemistry lab.

April 1, 2007

Welcome to Spring Quarter