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.
Collaborate with MIT on Pi Day: The MIT 24-Hour Challenge
February 21, 2018
On Wednesday, March 14 – Pi Day! – the Department of Chemistry will be partnering with the MIT Annual Fund and participating in the MIT 24-Hour Challenge. This day of spirited fundraising depends on social media users to spread the word to achieve the day’s ultimate goal: If 6,283 enthusiastic alumni and friends give to MIT on March 14, 2018, an anonymous challenger will give the Institute $314,159.
Chemistry has its own aspirations for the day – by partnering with the MIT Annual Fund on this event, the department hopes to raise the $125,000 necessary to outfit our new, soon-to-be-unveiled Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories with an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS Agilent 7900). Additionally, thanks to an anonymous donor, gifts made to the department this Pi Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000.
Please consider taking a moment and signing up to become an Ambassador for the Department of Chemistry. By sharing the Department of Chemistry’s Facebook and Twitter posts on or in advance of March 14 (or even generating some of your own and linking to our Partner page), you will play an invaluable role in helping us to achieve our fundraising goal. The Chemistry community – all staff, students, faculty, postdocs - are a huge asset to the department as a whole.