Leslie Lyons, Professor of Chemistry, works with a student in one of the labs in Noyce


A personalized learning laboratory.

Dynamic classes, laboratory research, and multiple means of interacting with faculty allow you to develop a personalized major that fits your individual learning style. As a chemistry major you’ll gain hands-on experience with modern instrumentation as you couple creative thought with experimentation. All of this will prepare you for a career in chemical research, education, the medical or engineering professions, or to pursue graduate work in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, environmental science, geology, materials science, or many other areas of study.

Department News

Chemistry graduates and faculty outside on commencement stage

Chemistry majors graduate in class of ’21

Congratulations to our chemistry majors graduating in the class of ’21!
Erick Leggans and Ariel Richards '23 sit on limestone benches outside the Humanities and Social Studies Complex.

Ariel Richards ’23 Receives Fellowship from American Society of Pharmacognosy

Ariel Richards ’23 has been selected for a competitive American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) Summer Research Fellowship (SRF). She is synthesizing molecules and evaluating their biological activity in the lab of Erick Leggans, assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell College and member of the ASP. ASP members investigate plants and other natural products for drug discovery.
Hernandez, Hewitt, and Paek on the PNNL campus.

Hewitt Recognized as Outstanding Intern

Michael Hewitt ’20 recognized by DOE as outstanding intern.

Department Information

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