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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

July 15, 2015
JST teaches young campers about every day chemical safety
Members of the Joint Safety Team attended the Chisago County Safety Camp, teaching the young campers about chemical safety in a variety of different situations. Read More

May 8, 2015
Energy & U—new location & Theatre Department collaborative
A new collaborative partnership with the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is opening the door to additional possibilities for the Energy & U show, including new larger location and higher level of professionalism. 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.