Giving Opportunities

Your support makes a world of difference. The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to the success of our students, and the faculty and staff who teach and mentor them — preparing them for the future. Monetary gifts of any size go toward creating advanced labs with specialized equipment for hands-on experiences, and providing meaningful research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Gifts help enable professional development opportunities for students, faculty and staff, as well as supporting new and innovative teaching and research programs and projects.

Your gift directly enhances the education of our students, providing tomorrow's chemists with the education and resources necessary to be successful, and enables cutting edge research in any of our faculty-driven research projects that can positively impact society. 

Give $1000, Select an Element

Periodic Table of the Elements

When you make a gift of $1000 or more to any of the chemistry programs, you are invited to peruse the Donor's Periodic Table and select an available element to sponsor.

Giving Needs

We have highlighted funds that have a direct impact on student and department success. Thank you for your support! 

Periodic Table of the Elements

Elements of Success

The Elements of Success fund is used to enhance the success of the chemistry department. It provides professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff; supports educational and research activities; enables undergraduate and graduate students to focus on intensive research projects in the summer; and helps us to acquire the latest DNA/RNA Synthesizers, Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, and Optical Spectroscopy equipment, and to update and modernize laboratories for chemistry research and teaching in the 21st century.

Progress total may take up to 24 hours to update.

Two researchers observe an erlenmeyer flask, containing a yellow solution.

Excellence in Graduate Education

Department graduate students work closely with faculty in research groups, making vital contributions to discoveries in such diverse areas as chemical catalysis, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and computational chemistry. The Excellence in Graduate Education Fund supports research productivity and professional development activities for graduate students, including participation in professional conferences and workshops, and travel support.

Progress total may take up to 24 hours to update.

Student takes notes on a laptop in the East Reading Room.

Excellence in Undergraduate Education

The Excellence in Undergraduate Education fund provides our undergraduate students with opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge, support to participate in research activities, attend workshops and conferences, and gain valuable professional readiness.

Progress total may take up to 24 hours to update.

Students writing on a whiteboard in the Chemistry Learning Center.

Chemistry Learning Center

The Chemistry Learning Center plays an important role not only within the department but also within the University. Funding helps to provide quality academic coaching for students across campus, in a comfortable, supportive learning environment. This service continues to have a substantial impact on student success and retention.

Progress total may take up to 24 hours to update.


Questions About Your Gift?

Athar Ata

  • Department Chair, Chemistry
  • Professor, Chemistry
Karin Van Dyke

Karin Van Dyke

  • Director for Charitable Giving