Discovery begins here! Chemists study the atomic structure of physical matter and interpret how it changes. In our department, students have access to research, competitive internships and career training opportunities that will prepare them for the demands of current and future society. Studying chemistry requires a strong interest in inquiry. Our state-of-the-art instrumentation encourages curiosity while our highly enthusiastic faculty make our classrooms a true gateway to discovery.
Please enjoy these videos of some of the Chemistry department’s wonderful students and faculty sharing their stories!
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Chemistry Degree after College
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Chair Matt Shores
Professor Carlos Olivo
Professor Delphine Farmer
Professor Amy Prieto
Professor Panduka Piyarante
Professor Chuck Henry
Professor Tony Rappe
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Francisco R. Ortega and Vinayak Prabhu have received NSF’s most prestigious early-career award to address multidisciplinary challenges in fundamental areas such as human-to-machine communication and applying critical thinking to real-world systems.
Winning projects include virtual forest bathing, heat island mapping, and a data visualization tool even your grandma can use.
A Colorado State University student has played a key role in securing new regulations to protect water quality in mobile home parks – after learning that elevated levels of lead were found in the water at the mobile home park where they live.
Student groups are a popular way to get involved in university life and meet people with shared interests and experiences. Student groups like Women in Physics are great places to build community and collaboration amongst peers.