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!
We are proud of all of our students, but have some that stood in the spotlight at commencement that we want to recognize:
Graduating senior Clara E Gutierrez was chosen as one of the Top Ten outstanding student teachers of the year!!
Cameron Shore was selected as a recipient of the CWU Distinguished Thesis Award for his written Master's Thesis!! He was recognized Friday night at the Honors Convocation ceremony, along with our graduating seniors in the Science Honors Program, Julia Jennings and James Siegenthaler.
(Click photo for slideshow of our group in New Orleans)
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.
Thirteen Central Washington University chemistry students presented research results at the 245th A