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Science is fun, interesting, important, and something that you, too, can do. Those are the central themes of the Department of Chemistry's outreach programs, which are designed to spark young people's interest in chemistry, and to help young people see themselves as future college students, researchers, professors, and science professionals.

Recent Outreach Events

June 16, 2014
Department hosts teaching guided-inquiry laboratories workshop
Twenty chemistry faculty members participated in a workshop on Teaching Guided-Inquiry Organic Chemistry Laboratories in the Department of Chemistry. Read More

June 5, 2014
Chemical biology life-long learning course draws interest
Approximately 40 life-long learners attended a chemical biology short course organized by professors Will Pomerantz and Ben Hackel. Read More


Some of the Department of Chemistry's educational and fun outreach programs include:

Additional Outreach

The following programs are not organized by the Department of Chemistry; however, a number of our professors and students volunteer their time to help with these outreach activities. For additional information, click on the links below:

Outreach from the College of Science & Engineering

The College of Science & Engineering, which includes the Department of Chemistry, has a number of outreach programs for young people of all ages. For additional information, go to College of Science & Engineering.