image of Matthew Shores, Professor and Department ChairThe Chemistry Department is a growing, active, and vibrant community of scholars at all levels. Gifts and donations to the Department from friends, alumni, and corporate sponsors enable us to continue our long standing tradition of excellence in chemistry education and research. Your generous donations allow us to support activities ranging from undergraduate scholarships for chemistry majors, to graduate research fellowships, to support for faculty research, and finally to attract and retain some of the brightest minds in Chemistry.

Now is a particularly exciting time to contribute to the Chemistry Department as we are excited to welcome the opening of our new building, as part of a larger science complex, to expand our research and teaching capabilities. In addition, we are also working towards completion of the Bob Williams endowed Chair. Endowed Chairs allow us to attract and retain faculty who have established visible international profiles. Finally, we are also working towards completing the endowments for a number of undergraduate scholarships – most notably the DiVerdi fund. This fund provides support for a deserving undergraduate and is given in honor of Dr. Leslie DiVerdi.

On behalf of the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, thank you for your support to help ensure our students, faculty, teaching, and research continues to grow for years to come.

Undergraduate + Graduate Suppport

Undergraduate Support

Scholarships provide much needed support for undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry, and are used to recruit talented new students.

Graduate Support

Research fellowships support graduate students while they conduct research within the Department of Chemistry and pursue graduate degrees.

Named Professors + Chairs

Named Professorships and Chairs

These endowed positions enable CSU to recruit outstanding scholars, teachers, and researchers in the field of Chemistry.

Lectures, Seminars, + Symposiums

Lectures, Seminars & Symposiums

These talks and events provide free opportunities for our students and the general public to learn more about Advancements and Discoveries in the field of Chemistry.

Our Greatest Need

Current Initiatives in the Department of Chemistry include:

Dr. Robert Williams Chair

New Chemistry Building

The General Chemistry Fund




Jill Higham, Managing Director of Development
Office: 970-491-3013


Office of Development
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