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50th Anniversary Events in 2016




ACS Symposium

Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Puget Sound Section Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. 

Symposium information is posted at

Details about submission of abstracts and the online registration form are linked at

Directions to CWU and Science 1 Building.

Questions:  Please contact Prof. Anthony Diaz ( at CWU with any questions on symposium details


Welcome to the Central Washington University Chemistry Department!

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!


For STUDENT EMPLOYMENT opportunities in  the Chemistry department, students need to complete the schedule of availability and  then apply online at 

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 Department Contact:
Science Bldg Room 302
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-963-2811