The University of New Mexico at Schloss Dyck

posted: Thu Apr 27 2017 14:29:36

After a 2012 trip to Germany shed light on the history of her discipline, University of New Mexico Senior Lecturer Lisa Whalen knew she wanted to share a similar experience with her chemistry students. Whalen, along with another UNM professor, is getting ready to take a group of undergrads to the other side of the world as part of a rare and unique learning experience.

The Schloss Dyck study abroad program has been in existence at UNM since 2008 and is a joint venture between the University and the Schloss Dyck Foundation in Germany.

While on campus, students will take Medicinal Chemistry, taught by Whalen, and Pharmacology of Antibiotics and Anticancer Agents, taught by UNM Biology Professor Christopher Johnston. They will also visit the Veterans’ Administration Cooperative Studies program here in Albuquerque for a presentation and tour led by UNM College of Pharmacy alumnus, Adam Henrie, Pharm.D

The program filled up within the first month, attracting 14 students from degree programs like chemistry, biology and biochemistry – further demonstrating the interest from science majors to take part in these types of study abroad programs.