Skyline College A.J. Bates Professor of Chemistry
Chem 192 - Introductory ChemistryChem 235-238 - Organic Chemistry 2 Gay Straight AllianceSkyline Resources

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Contact Information:

Office: Building 8, Room 8-236
Phone: (650) 738-4374

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A.J.'s Weekly Schedule

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A.J. Bates is a transplant from the Hoosier State (Indiana) to California. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry and a Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in Chemistry from Indiana University - Bloomington.  A.J. has been at Skyline College for twelve years, where he has taught Chemistry courses for the science majors sequence.  He has taught Chemistry at the high school and college levels for nineteen years.  

At Skyline College, A.J. is the sponsor of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). This club organizes events on campus to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender issues.  The club holds weekly meetings on the Skyline campus, is politcally active, and sponsors social events for the LGBTQQI community and its straight allies.

In addition to his love of Chemistry, A.J. enjoys bicycling, photography, snow-skiing, and water-skiing. He has cycled from San Francisco to LA in the California AIDS Ride & Lifecycle events twelve times to raise money for HIV and AIDS services and education (and will again in June 2015).  A.J.'s current obsessions include fun, mostly cycling or science-related T-shirts, television series (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Castle, Bones, Modern Family, The Middle, Community, Episodes, Dexter, Hannibal, Fargo, and a few others) and a nearly lifelong fascination with all things STAR WARS.