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College community news

Department of Chemistry announces four new concentrations

The Department of Chemistry is excited to announce four new ASC certified concentrations: forensic chemistry, health sciences, environmental chemistry and sustainable chemistry.

Ram Legacy: Patty and Peggy Contreras

Scholarships helped Patty and Peggy Contreras go to college – now they want to level the playing field for other students by giving back.

Energy and materials chemist Justin Sambur named 2022 Sloan Research Fellow

The fellowships honor extraordinary U.S. and Canadian researchers whose “creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders.”

Darrell Whitley receives second prestigious award

Darrell Whitley, current professor and former chair of the Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University, received a Pioneer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.