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
Two CSU mathematics graduate students participated in an internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center last summer as a part of the Space Communications and Navigation Internship Project.
Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a new class of recyclable polymers that could replace common single-use plastics with a large environmental footprint like grocery bags.
Q&A with Boettcher Scholar and International Science and Engineering Fair participant Marissa Martinez
Marissa Martinez, a first-year biology student at CSU, recipient of the renowned Boettcher Scholarship and proud Hispanic student, arrived at CSU in the fall of 2023, bringing with her a wealth of cultural and scientific knowledge.