The Chemistry Department is a dynamic, energetic and growing organization that focuses on giving students the best possible education in the chemical sciences. We are housed in the Science Building, a state-of-the-art facility with labs offering the latest instrumentation and technology. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees and are proud of our low student to faculty teaching ratios. The department has fourteen fulltime faculty and a support staff of seven. Our faculty members have diverse research interests - ranging from the study of trace metals over remote areas of the open ocean to bio activation and cytotoxic mechanisms of xenobiotics including antineoplastic agents, environmental contaminants, natural products and photosensitizers to theoretical investigation of the chemical vapor deposition processes of various inorganic materials such as diamond, graphite, silicon crystals, and silicon carbide . Student research opportunities abound for undergraduates as well as graduate students. Welcome to our website!
The Chemistry Department anticipates three full-time lecturer positions in general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry for the 2013-14 academic year. Please apply online at http://jobs.cwu.edu/postings/2385.
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Chem Club President Amber Wilson accepting the Commendable Chapter award for 2011-2012 academic year club activities!
• The CWU Chemistry Club (a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society) has received a Commendable Chapter Award from the ACS for its 2011-2012 activities. The 2011-12 award winning chapters will be recognized in the November/December issue of "inChemistry" magazine and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony that will be held at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA in spring 2013. Chapter advisors are Drs. Dion Rivera and Tim Sorey.
• Martha Kurtz presented her sabbatical work at the Washington Science Teachers Association meeting in Yakima, WA on Oct. 21. The title of her presentation was "Status of Secondary Science Education in Central Washington: Findings from the Secondary Science Sentinel Site Study.
• Levente Fabry was invited to give a talk at the International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Aided Drug Design & QSAR in Chicago, Illinois on research he conducted at CWU.
• Anthony Diaz has had the manuscript "Measurement of host-to-activator transfer efficiency in nano-crystalline Y2O3:Eu3+ under VUV excitation" accepted for publication in the Journal of Solid State Chemistry. Senior chemistry major Chris Waite and undergraduate chemistry alumnus Rusty Mann are co-authors.
• JoAnn Peters delivered a series of lectures on the fundamentals of organic chemistry to the inaugural class of the graduate program in Conservation Science at the University College London-Qatar.
Community Chemistry Show!The Chemistry Club at CWU is doing a Community Chemistry Show TueHector Casique's Thesis Proposal
Please join us for Hector Casique's Thesis Proposal "Iron Reductions in Soot", Monday, June 3rd at 9CWU Students Honored At National Chemistry Convention
Thirteen Central Washington University chemistry students presented research results at the 245th A