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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

March 30, 2015
Helping a young scientist with statewide science fair project
With equipment training and some guidance, Professor Valerie Pierre and Graduate Student Sarah Harris help an 8th grader with her science fair project. Read More

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


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.