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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

January 9, 2015
More than 5,000 students to attend Energy & U, Jan. 12-16
More than 5,000 elementary students in 3rd grade through 6th grade will attend next week’s Energy & U shows in 100 Smith Hall. Three shows are scheduled, Monday, Jan. 12, through Friday, Jan. 16, with performances at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 1 p.m. Read More

December 19, 2014
Energy and U/Physics Force offer exciting, fun day of science
Energy and U and Physics Force, two high energy, informative, and popular outreach programs, are offering a special extended learning experience for a group of 6th graders, Tuesday, Jan. 13. 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.