Outreach News

Interactive Periodic Table Tells Stories, One Element at a Time

Department Chemistry Periodic Table Display | UConn  Christian Brückner started collecting more than 45 years ago when he was a young teenager in Germany and his father a metallurgist who’d bring home laboratory leftovers to feed his son’s growing interest in crystals and science. From an early 19th century bottle of a mercury salt to manganese […]

The McNair Scholar Summer Program Supports Student Doing STEM Research

When Nichali Bogues ’22 (CLAS) graduates from UConn, his dream career is to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. So scientific research was on top of his priority list.   But the rising senior structural biology and biophysics major didn’t expect the McNair Scholars Program to give him so much insight into what his future career will be like.    “I would say it […]

High School Students Exposed to UConn Chemistry Through Virtual Event

Students from Berlin High School didn’t let COVID-19 get in the way of learning directly from UConn faculty The UConn Department of Chemistry, working alongside the Office of Early College Programs & UConn Early College Experience (ECE), annually brings high school students from around Connecticut to the Storrs campus to see exactly what happens in […]

UConn Nation Raises $1,000 for the Bobbitt-Chou Fund

During this year’s UConn Gives, a 36-hour giving initiative March 23-24, members of UConn Nation raised $1,000 for the Bobbitt-Chou Fund for Graduate Chemistry Students! Whether you contributed a gift or helped to spread the word, we want to THANK YOU for supporting impactful graduate research opportunities within UConn Chemistry!  More information about the UConn Gives Bobbitt-Chou Fundraising effort […]

“Outpouring of Support” as Researchers, Barnes & Noble Donate Lab Supplies to UConn Health

“UConn is really my home,” said Yashan Zhang. She lives in Farmington – just minutes from UConn Health – and she’s an assistant professor in residence in the Chemistry Department on UConn’s Hartford Campus. She’s also Chinese, though she’s been in Connecticut and part of the UConn community for the past 13 years. “I started […]

The First CT-Japan Photochemistry Workshop

On October 29th and 30th, UConn Chemistry held the first CT-JAPAN photochemistry workshop for high school students. The two-day workshop was held in conjunction with the visit of 5 high school students and 2 teachers of Matsuyama Minami High School from Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The total 50 high school students from Woodstock Academy attended the […]

Science Activity Day at UConn

In the past few months, UConn Chemistry has held numerous events to expand its outreach within the Connecticut community. Some of the more recent events that were held involved the UConn Chemistry Department partnering with local schools in an effort to teach young students about what pursuing an interest in Chemistry can do for them […]

UConn Chemistry Provides Workshop for Connecticut Teachers

May 15th, UConn Chemistry offered a day-long workshop for high school chemistry teachers in Connecticut. The workshop was coordinated by the Early College Experience Office, Dr. Fatma Selampinar, and Dr. Tomoyasu Mani. Dr. Mani, with help from graduate assistants Jason Buck (Mani Lab), and Jingwen Ding and Megan Puglia (Kumar Lab), organized the lecture and […]

Chemistry Building Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Transformative. Iconic. Chemistry. Opening in 1999, the Chemistry Building was the first UConn building to be built as part of the 10-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 […]

Engaging Future Scientists

As part of Homecoming Weekend, children ages 5 to 12 joined UConn faculty, staff, and students for an afternoon of STEM experiments. The UConn Science Salon Jr. featured manipulations in chemistry, engineering creations, and environmental adventures. The event is an offshoot of the popular UConn Science Salon series, café events designed to encourage public discourse at the intersection […]