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.
We thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Chemistry at MIT
Contributions to the Department of Chemistry provide critical support by way of graduate fellowships, supplies, and important seeding for new programs. Naming opportunities exist for the undergraduate laboratories renovation, graduate fellowships, endowed professorships, and research funds. For information on naming opportunities, please contact:
Gifts in memory of Institute Professor and Professor of Chemistry John S. Waugh.
Buchwald-Haber Family Fund (3292310) Gifts in honor of Stephen L. Buchwald to provide financial support to graduate students in the Department of Chemistry, with preference for students studying organic chemistry.
Richard R. Schrock Fellowship Fund (3312001) -- Gifts to establish a graduate fellowship named for Professor Richard R. Schrock, 2005 Nobel Prize Winner and Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry
Stephen J. Lippard Fellowship Fund (3304020) -- Gifts to establish a graduate fellowship named for Professor Stephen J. Lippard, National Science Medal recipient and Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry
To make a gift through the mail using a check or credit card, use this formdonor_form.pdf and send it to:
MIT Department of Chemistry Attn: Liz McGrath Room 18-388 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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