The Bridge to the Chemistry Doctorate Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to increase the diversity and cultural awareness of the Department of Chemistry. This program allows students who are motivated to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, but require additional coursework or research experience to become competitive applicants.
Collaboration helps UW-Madison Chemists quickly evaluate technologies to clean the air
Individuals and businesses are scrambling to find new ways to protect themselves from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. With this interest, the effectiveness of new technologies that promise to improve indoor air quality has taken center stage. University of Wisconsin–Madison chemists have accepted the challenge of evaluating those technologies and the work is moving quickly, thanks to the lab’s partnership with HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) specialists at Johnson Controls.
Connecting Science and Society: Science is Fun
Our public engagement programs reach large audiences in person, on the radio, in print, via television, social media and the internet. The Science is Fun truck traveled to schools, libraries, farmers markets, public parks and other community centers.
Postdoc starts world-wide literature discussions
Morgan Howe, a new addition to Sam Pazicni’s group at the UW–Madison chemistry department, began her postdoctoral fellowship with a bang! She initiated a popular online literature discussion group, filling a need for chemists across the world to connect and learn virtually.
Institute for Chemical Education takes chemistry camps online
The Department of Chemistry’s Institute for Chemical Education offered free summer chemistry camps online, continuing a four-decade-long tradition of education, despite disruptions caused by the pandemic.
Thesis-writing program shares joy of scientific research
Several years and tens of thousands of words into writing their doctoral dissertation, you’d think few graduate students would sign on to write even more. And yet over the last decade, dozens of University of Wisconsin–Madison students have done exactly that. They’ve chosen to add one more chapter to their thesis, distilling years of hard-won scientific knowledge into prose understandable by the broader public, something rarely found in a dense document typically written for other scientists.
Free chemistry camps offered online this summer
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Chemistry’s Institute of Chemical Education (ICE) is offering its summer chemistry camps for free online, continuing a four-decade-long tradition of education despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri Available on PBS
‘Christmas in the Lab’ Celebrates 50 Years of Chemistry and Comedy
Department Glassblower Partners with Colleague to Teach Others
Shedeen Barnett, a scientific glassblower from Jamaica, spent six weeks training with the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry’s master glassblower, Tracy Drier, and his colleague from Wild Rose Glass, Erich Moraine.