Welcome to the University of Rio Grande Chemistry Department 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
On Saturday, April 6, the senior Chemistry majors - Brad Altier, Sheri Marcum, Andrea Merry, and Whitney Smith - presented their research at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting at the University of Findlay. The junior Chemistry majors - Steven Davis, Jacob Dotson, and Kris Kleski - also attended the meeting. Congratulations to all of you for a great meeting!
Chemistry Students Honored with School of Sciences Award
Senior Chemistry students Whitney Smith and Andrea Merry were honored during the current academic year with the School of Sciences NERD/D award. This award is given to School of Sciences students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship. See a copy of each of their award bios. Congratulations to both of you!
School of Sciences Renews Internship Program
Ohio Precious Metals in Jackson, Ohio, will again be interviewing for a laboratory internship position for the upcoming summer. Students in the Chemistry program can apply for this position and interview with representatives of OPM on campus. This is an exciting opportunity for the School of Sciences and for Rio Grande students, who can gain a great deal of industrial experience close to campus. More information will follow regarding the scheduled date of the interviews.
Second Annual Scholarship Competition
The Rio Grande Chemistry Scholarship Competition took place on Friday, November 16, 2012. The competition was open to all high school seniors who will be starting college Fall 2013. John Faro, Gallia Academy High School, was the first place winner, receiving a four year, full tuition scholarship to study chemistry at the University of Rio Grande. Four year, partial tuition scholarships were awarded to Shelbie Davies, Gallia Academy High School, and Amy Lewis, Wahama High School, for second and third places, respectively.
Congratulations to John, Shelbie, Amy, and all the participants in this year's competition!