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!

Anthony Campanella

 I am the president of the CGSO and a 4th year graduate student in Joe Zadrozny’s group where I work to develop design principles to control low-frequency EPR spectral properties of paramagnetic first row transition metals. In my free time I enjoy brewing beer, hanging out with my cat Thor, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Heidi Klem

I’m the vice president of the CGSO and a 4th year joint with the Robert Paton group at CSU, and the Martin McCullagh group at Oklahoma State. I use molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics to understand enzyme catalysis in the context of allosteric regulation. In my spare time, I love to play the cello, go bowling, make polymer clay earrings, and hangout with my rabbit Rorschach.

Erin Snyder

I am the secretary of the CGSO and a 3rd year in Amy Prieto’s group where I work on understanding the surface chemistry of ternary semiconductor nanoparticles. I enjoy rowing in beautiful places, trying new beers, singing, playing trivia, and taking care of my turtle.

Maddie Roach

My name is Maddie Roach and I am the treasurer of the CGSO. I am a 3rd year in Melissa Reynolds’ group at CSU working to use liquid chromatography mass spectrometry to detect biomarkers for fungal infections, as well as pesticide analysis of cannabinoids on the same instrument. My hobbies include Dungeons and Dragons, roller blading, playing the bassoon, having fun with friends, and my cat Ellie.

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