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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

October 31, 2014
Chemists share green chemistry best practices
Professor Jane Wissinger and undergraduate students Aaron Johnson, Richard Harris and Ming Yu shared green chemistry expertise at the Education Minnesota conference. Read More

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


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.