This past summer, the CGSO teamed up with different breweries in Fort Collins to received specialized tours focusing on the chemistry involved in the production of beer. They also ended the tour with some sampling, for quality control purposes.


The Chemistry Graduate Student Organization strives to involve graduate students in a professional capacity in the Chemistry Department at Colorado State University. The objective is to give graduate students the chance to have a more collective voice in the department. This organization is a focal point for students to plan professional development and departmental activities, develop outreach opportunities within the department, and to be more actively involved in events and activities within the department.

Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at 3:00 PM in the Chemistry Graduate Student Lounge. We invite all interested graduate students to attend and join our email list by contacting if you are interested in joining!

Romeo Portillo

CGSO President

Advisor: Matthew Shores

Research: Photocatalysis with d3 transition metals

Jacob Schneider

CGSO Vice President

Advisor: Amy Prieto

Research: Electrochemical corrosion synthesis of materials

Angela Hanna

CGSO Secretary

Advisor: Ellen R. Fisher

Research: Plasma Diagnostics for pollution remediation

Arnold Paecklar

CGSO Treasurer

Advisor: Jamie Neilson & Melissa Reynolds
Research: Neutron scattering and chemical education

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