Anne W. Ryter, PhD

Anne W. Ryter
Anne W. Ryter, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Beloit College; Ph.D., University of Colorado.
(970) 943-7098
Office Location: 
Hurst Hall 208
Natural & Environmental Sciences Department
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One of the things that drew me to Western State College was a science community that was willing to collaborate. It has been so much fun working with the geologists, biologists and anthropologists.

The interaction between the faculty and students of different disciplines has allowed me to use more interdisciplinary examples in the classroom.

My main chemistry interests are modeling metalloenzymes because this area allow me to combine chemistry with biology. Currently I am searching for students interested in being involved in a project synthesizing copper compounds similar to those found in galactose oxidase.


  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder (August 1993)

  • B.S., Beloit College, Beloit, WI (May 1988)

Courses that I have taught or may be teaching:

Student Research Projects

  • Influences of land management practices on water chemistry and aquatic macrointertebrate abundance and diversity in the thermal backwaters of Tomichi Creek, Gunnison County, Colorado. Brigid Heckel, Patrick Magee, Anne W. Ryter.

    Fluorimeter: Nuts, Bolts, and Experiments. Andrew S. Mereness, Richard Jagger, Anne W. Ryter.

    Iron and Calcium Concentrations and pH of the Mt. Emmons Iron Fen. Amy Honan, Shannon Sprott, Anne W. Ryter.

Websites that are helpful for chemists:

website for chemists

periodic table


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