Celebrates 20 Years
Join us as we commemorate the 20-year anniversary of this iconic UConn building
Opening in 1999, the Chemistry Building was the first UConn building to be built as part of the 20-year UConn 2000 initiative, a series of 85 capital projects across UConn's campuses. This iconic campus landmark marked the beginning of an amazing transformation of the Storrs campus. In these years, the Department has experienced tremendous growth thanks to the hard work, innovation, and success of all those that call the Chemistry Building “home.” Please join us as we celebrate the past and look ahead to the future.
We invite all alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to join us as we commemorate this momentous occasion! This week will feature the Randolph T. Major Symposium, along with a panel discussion and building tours. All are welcome to join us as we reflect upon the past 20 years, and look ahead to the next 20 years.
As the event draws closer, we will be updating this page with a finalized, full schedule. Please check back, or send us your contact information so that we can e-mail you when updates are made.
The Randolph T. Major Symposium presents:
Kenneth N. Raymond, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry; Biophysical Chemistry; Supramolecular Chemistry. The design of specific chelating agents for metal ions has a wide array of applications and can parallel the approach taken by nature.
Professor Raymond's research interests range from biochemistry and metals in medicine to physical inorganic chemistry. The underlying theme of the research projects is the question of metal-ligand specificity of interaction in coordination and bioinorganic chemistry. The specific current research areas are:
- Supramolecular Chemistry and Catalysis
- Lanthanide Coordination Chemistry: MRI Contrast Agents
- Luminescent Lanthanide Agents
- Actinide Coordination Chemistry
a look forward...
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- Broke ground in November 1996 with the building opening to students in January 1999
- 199,000 square feet, one of the largest and most spectacular buildings constructed at the University
- Building layout features 3 wings: one for teaching, one for research, and a centrally-located wing for administrative offices and lecture halls, designed to blend the teaching and research functions
- 64 cutting-edge research labs in the Waring Research Wing, in addition to 20 more in the Teaching Wing
- Lecture halls and discussion rooms allow for thoughtful learning and discussions
- Research labs reflect the interdisciplinary nature of chemistry research and teaching, with connected lab spaces to allow for enhanced collaboration
- Meeting rooms, seminar and conference rooms, reading areas, student lounges, and a kid-friendly outreach lab are scattered throughout the building
Over the past 20 years, the UConn Chemistry Department has made tremendous advancements thanks to the support of alumni and friends like you! As we look ahead to the upcoming 20 years, what do you envision for the future of UConn Chemistry? More student scholarships? Advanced research equipment? Any gift in support of the Department goes towards making those dreams a reality!
Your support provides critical resources for UConn students and faculty to focus on topics on the forefront of modern innovation, such as biological and biomedical problems, nanomaterials, and clean energy solutions. Your gift may also support undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and special activities such as seminars and lectures. Private support provides an edge for excellence.
Whether you're donating $20 or $20M, any support is greatly appreciated!