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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

April 13, 2016
Cool Chemistry offers hands-on chemistry to 7th-8th grade girls
Approximately 60 7th- and 8th-grade girls will enjoy a day of hands-on chemistry workshops and demonstrations at the 10th annual Cool Chemistry Day, Saturday, April 16. Read More

April 12, 2016
Energy & U free public performances, 7 p.m. May 18 & May 19
The University of Minnesota's popular Energy and U will, for the first time, offer two free public performances. These shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, at the Rarig Center. 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.