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November 21, 2023
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of giving. The University of Washington Department of Chemistry is joining the PNW community for #GivingTuesday on November 28, 2023! Your gift to the Friends of Chemistry Fund provides unrestricted support so we can use it where it’s needed most. In the past year, your gifts have made a tangible impact on: Support for undergraduate and graduate students in the forms of scholarships, fellowships, merit awards,... Read more
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November 20, 2023
Our capacity for excellence in research and teaching is a direct result of hundreds of friends and alumni coming together to support the department’s work each year. With your help, we are educating the next generation of leading scientists, advancing the field of chemistry, and accelerating vital scientific discoveries. In the past year, your gifts have made a tangible impact on: Recruiting the top graduate student applicants by providing generous fellowship support Strengthening research... Read more
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November 17, 2023
Welcome to the new staff in the Department of Chemistry! Andrea Gallagher, Grants SpecialistStarted February 2023 Andrea has been with UW for five years at UW Bothell, UW Tacoma, and most recently in the Department of Medicine, Allergy and Infectious Diseases (AID). Andrea has extensive experience with both pre-award and post-award grant management of NIH and NSF awards, and has worked on a variety of other government awards; she really enjoys the pre-... Read more
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October 12, 2023
The National First-Generation College Celebration is on November 8, and we’re celebrating our first-generation community! Read Alumna and Affiliate Professor Usha Varanasi's story as Featured on UW College of Arts & Sciences News 
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October 4, 2023
The National First-Generation College Celebration is on November 8, and we’re celebrating our first-generation community! See the stories Featured on UW College of Arts & Sciences News 
White flowers and a lit votive candle to symbolize a memorial. Stock image provided by Microsoft.
September 20, 2023
1940s George Martin‘49, ‘53, San Diego, CA, age 95, 12/17/2022 1950s Robert McKay‘53, University City, MO, age 95, 10/17/2022 William Sweeney‘54, San Rafael, CA, age 95, 7/20/2022 Jerry Kent‘56, Seattle, WA, age 88, 7/29/2022 James Brathovde‘55, ‘56, Camp Verde... Read more
Munira Khalil
September 5, 2023
Dear Friend of Chemistry, I hope this finds you well. We are at the cusp of a new school year and have enjoyed a beautiful Seattle summer. Looking through this magazine provides me with a moment to pause and reflect on the year that has just passed. This past year the department went through an academic program review which occurs every ten years. It involves a self-study written by the department and a site visit from a... Read more
PhD graduates dressed in UW regalia sit in a row at the commencement celebration for the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
June 30, 2023
Jump to MSACST Degrees DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED Summer 2022, Autumn 2022, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023 Mark Boyer, PhD ChemistryMethodologies for Solving the Vibrational Schroedinger Equation(Professor Anne McCoy) Emily Cliff, PhD ChemistryCRISPR-Cas Tools for Engineering Genome Structure and Gene Expression(Associate... Read more
Photo of text: Husky Giving Day Champion, April 6, 2023 with a purple background of the Seattle skyline and a gold heart
April 14, 2023
Thank you for joining us this Husky Giving Day and opening the door to discovery for undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry! On Husky Giving Day, we raised $13,100 for summer undergraduate research scholarships! Because of YOU - alumni, parents, staff and friends - our summer research scholarship funding pool increased by 33% - from $40,000 to $53,100!! Students are currently applying for the summer 2023 Rising... Read more
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March 17, 2023
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 6, Husky Giving Day, the University Washington's annual one-day giving campaign. Join us in supporting the people, programs and causes you care about most. Together we can change the world. Please help us fund a summer stipend for an undergraduate researcher through the Chemistry Scholarship Fund on April 6 by visiting our Husky Giving Day page to make your... Read more