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Chemistry & Biochemistry Giving Opportunities

View of north elevation of new Chemistry Building

View of north elevation of new Chemistry Building. Courtesy of BHDP+Flad Architects

How to Support Chemistry & Biochemistry

Gifts by alumni and friends help support faculty and students in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.

Gifts can help in these specific ways:

  • Graduate student support—both fellowships to attract top graduate students and add-ons to current teaching assistantships
  • Support for visiting speakers
  • Support for international exchange programs (student and faculty travel)
  • Instrumentation
  • Capital support for new Chemistry Building (See “New Chemistry Building Provides Window into 21st Century Research.”) For giving information, contact Susan Downard.

Please consider making a donation to one of the following accounts. Please identify the account name in the "gift designation" box for your donations. Your contributions are sincerely appreciated.

Undergraduate Named Awards

  • Jesse Day Undergraduate Awards
  • The James Y. and Harriet Tong Forensic Chemistry Awards—Junior, Senior, Sophomore, First-year: outstanding forensic chemistry major in each year
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Award
  • General Chemistry Award—up to four students who excelled in General Chemistry
  • Richard Eddy Service Award—awarded to either undergrad or graduate for service to the department
  • Robert K. Ingham Organic Chemistry Award—for a student showing potential in organic chemistry

Upperclass Scholarships

  • The Anthony R. J. Andrews Memorial Scholarship—This scholarship fund was established in 2002 after the passing of (then) Director of the Forensic Chemistry Program, Anthony R. J. Andrews. The scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior of high academic standing who shows promise as a forensic chemist.
  • The Bill Huntsman Organic Chemistry Scholarship—for a student showing potential in organic chemistry
  • The James Y. and Harriet Tong Scholarship—This fund supports the scholarship of the same name, which provides a monetary award and certificate to a student at any rank based on academic achievement.
  • The Nicholas W. Gecsy Scholarship
  • The Lela A. Ewers Science Scholarship
  • The Chemistry Scholarship

Graduate Student Named Awards

  • Department of Chemistry Outstanding Teaching Associate Award
  • Donald R. Clippinger Department of Chemistry Research Award

Contact Us

If you have questions about giving to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, contact Susan Downard, Senior Director of Development for the College of Arts & Sciences.

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