Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. TheMIT Department of Chemistryis taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
The Chemistry Education Office staff is responsible for administering the educational programs in the Department of Chemistry. Students can find answers to many questions about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the department website, and they are encouraged to stop by and see the staff in the office located in 6-205.
The student-run outreach programs in the Department of Chemistry aim to bring the excitement of chemical sciences to the community through lively demonstrations designed to illustrate a broad range of chemical principles. Graduate students visit science classes in high schools and middle schools in the Greater Boston area with a view to demystifying chemistry through hands-on experiments. ClubChem, an undergraduate chemistry organization, conducts Chemistry Magic Shows for elementary schools and youth programs in the Greater Boston area.
Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. MIT Chemistry is taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry at its most fundamental level, unraveling the biochemical complexities of natural systems, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
2016 Presidential Graduate Fellows Honored at Welcome Reception
November 16, 2016
Left to Right: Kristin Zuromski, Cassandra Zentner, Jennifer Weisman (Academic Administrator), Erica Tsai, Greg Cleveland, Michael Mardini
Not pictured: Luming Yang
On September 26, 2016, the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Presidential Fellowship were honored at a reception put together by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.
MIT established the prestigious program of Presidential Fellowships in 1999 in order to recruit the most outstanding students worldwide to pursue graduate studies at the Institute. Since then, the program has grown to support over 120 new graduate students annually as Presidential Fellows.
Presidential Fellowships are nine-month fellowships that fund the tuition, monthly stipend, and the student extended insurance plan of awardees for their first academic year at MIT. Presidential Fellows are selected by the President and Provost from a pool of candidates nominated by the School deans, as well as the heads of departments and interdisciplinary programs. Each Presidential Fellow receives a special letter from the President of MIT emphasizing the prestigious nature of the award and identifying the benefactor responsible for the award. This letter follows the offer of admission from the department.
The Department of Chemistry is proud to welcome six 2016 Presidential Fellows: