Penn State chemistry alumni are everywhere! From major academic institutions to Fortune 500 companies, our alumni make a difference where ever they are. Explore our alumni page to discover our legacy of excellence.
The Department of Chemistry recently acquired a piece of Penn State history! A chemistry set that was issued to Penn State chemistry students in the early twentieth century was recently donated to the department. The set belonged to Penn State alumnus Paul Merkel, who earned a degree in chemistry in 1917, when the University was still known as the Pennsylvania State College.
This summer, Chemistry is the Solution hosted fifteen students for a week of science. Dr. Showalter worked with educators at the Pinhead Institute to develop an innovative curriculum that introduces campers to fundamental concepts in chemistry in the context of contemporary societal challenges.
Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry Joseph Houck recently participated in the first ever virtual International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), a chemistry competition for high school students that aims to encourage and recognize talented young scientists.
The Chemistry GSA is an organization that provides graduate students with opportunities for professional development and outreach.
Organizations for Undergraduates
Students can connect outside the classroom through on-campus clubs and student organizations, like the Nittany Chemical Society and Women in the Sciences and Engineering. Keep reading to learn more!
Chemistry Career Network and Recruitment Fair
Chemistry Career Network and Recruitment Fair is an on-site recruiting opportunity that occurs early in the fall semester, typically the first or second week of September.
Supporting the Department of Chemistry at Penn State is a great way to connect with the next generation of scientists. Keep reading to learn how you can make a gift to Penn State chemistry.