Welcome to the University of Rio Grande Chemistry Program homepage. Our department offers two degree options - the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Associate of Science in Chemistry. Both programs have been designed to provide students with a well-rounded background in Chemistry and to provide students with the tools necessary to pursue any number of post-graduation directions. In addition, we offer a minor in Chemistry to accompany a Bachelor's degree of a student's choosing.
Rio Grande Students Present Research at State Meeting
Chemistry majors - Gavin James and Michael Parcell - presented their research at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting at Capital University recently. The junior and sophomore Chemistry majors - Halley Alberts, Kim Costilow, Aaron Landrum, and Michael Moore - also attended the meeting. Congratulations to all of you for a great meeting!
Rio Grande Students Present at First Rio Grande Research & Scholarship Exhibition
Junior and senior Chemistry majors - Kim Costilow, Gavin James, Aaron Landrum, Andrew Lawrence, and Michael Parcell - presented their research at the first RISE: The University of Rio Grande's Research & Scholarship Exhibition that was held on the Rio Grande campus recently. Congratulations to all of you for a great first event! Information about the even can be seen here.
Chemistry Academic Excellence Award Winners
The University of Rio Grande Chemistry Program recently hosted the Chemistry Academic Excellence Award scholarship competition. First place, and the winner of the full-tuition scholarship is Molly Markley from Jackson High School. Second place, and the winner of a $2000 scholarship is Savannah Fields from Rock Hill High School. Third place, and the winner of a $1000 scholarship is Alex Dixon from Vinton County High School. Congratulations to all of the awardees!
Any student who will be an entering freshman planning to major in chemistry at the University of Rio Grande was eligible to apply for the scholarship. Students from a broad geographic area applied for the scholarship, and the winners were selected based on academic performance, chemistry teacher recommendations, and interviews.
Chemistry Class of 2014
The Chemistry Program is proud to congratulate our second class of graduates. They are (from left) Jacob Dotson and Kristopher Kleski. Jacob will be entering chemical industry, while Kristopher will be continuing to study organic chemistry in graduate school. Congratulations to both of the graduates!