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!
- On February 21, 2014, 17 students, 2 Chemistry faculty, and 1 Mathematics faculty came from Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) for an American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsored Student Club Mixer with CWU. Over 15 CWU students of various science and mathematics clubs, 12 faculty advisors, and researchers welcomed our visitors to campus for an afternoon of transfer and major advising , science and math research opportunities, nerdy club games with prizes, and chemistry demonstrations. The attendees are already looking forward to planning for next year's club mixer with YVCC!
- Several students in Dr. Steve Chamberland's research group received internal funding this quarter.