Patricia Jue

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Patricia Jue

Senior Laboratory Instructor in the Department of Chemistry

Department/Office Information

203 Wynn Hall

BS (chemistry with high honors) The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1983
BS (physics) The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1983
MS (physical polymer chemistry) Carnegie-Mellon University, 1985
PhD (physical chemistry) Carnegie-Mellon University, 1989

Material science and chemistry of artistic materials
Organic chemistry
Foodways and the Chemistry of Food

Patricia Kay Jue teaches the majority of the organic chemistry lab sections.   As coordinator, she develops experiments for the CHEM 263 and CHEM 264 (organic chemistry I & II) courses.   Contributions include aspects of microscale synthesis and green chemistry, and facilitating student use of research-quality instrumental techniques (NMR, IR, GC/MS).  Her most recent major contribution was the renovation of the organic chemistry teaching laboratories, from conception with the SWBR architectural firm to final move in. Pictures of the space appear throughout the Colgate University’s website. 

Dr. Jue teaches “The Story of Colorants,” a course in the scientific perspectives component of the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.  The course is an elective in Colgate’s interdisciplinary minor in Museum Studies.  She helped design and build archival storage boxes for the Picker Art Gallery’s collection of Coptic limestone sculptures, and contributed to the “Converging Perspectives” (2016) exhibit, and Teagle Tsunami scroll project.

Other activities and interests

  • Foodways: culture and identity as expressed though food
  • The science of food
  • lay preacher
  • Metal smithing and enameling
  • Classical ballet: Dr. Jue studied with the Maryland Youth Ballet,  the National Capital Ballet School (Australia) and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre