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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

December 16, 2015
Energy and U continues to grow with new theater collaborative
More than 5,750 students in 3rd through 6th grades are attending the popular Energy and U shows, representing 62 schools and home schools. Two shows a day will be conducted January 6-8, and January 11-15. Read More

September 8, 2015
Science for All outreach program seeks graduate student volunteers
Science for All outreach program, which is dedicated to teaching science to underrepresented groups of young people in the Twin Cities, seeks additional graduate student volunteers. 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.