Transforming the student experience
Our department seeks to transform the student experience by integrating teaching, research and professional development across the curriculum.
Proactive student success initiatives are facilitated by interactive teaching techniques, advanced classroom facilities and integrated approaches to undergraduate laboratory classes. Students are engaged as scientists through undergraduate research, and career development is fostered through external internships.
The graduate experience is focused on supporting individual career pathways through integration of research and professional skills development. Opportunities are provided to collaborate across disciplines and to apply knowledge in areas beyond chemistry. Internships in industry and at national laboratories provide valuable experiences for those planning research careers in research and development. Our Teaching Mentor program provides a unique mentor and in-class experience for students planning a career in academics.
To promote student opportunities and access, our department draws on the excellence of the our on-campus courses to deliver an online education experience now ranked among the Top 5 programs in the US.
Through our platform of “Training the Innovator,” the department strengthens student skill levels in communication, teamwork, strategic planning and networking, thereby enhancing potential for career success. Network building expands the reach of the department and creates new pathways to translate basic research to commercial products.