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Outreach News
Piece of Chemistry History Donated to Penn State Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry recently acquired a piece of Penn State history! A chemistry set that was issued to Penn State chemistry students in the early twentieth century was recently donated to the department. The set belonged to Penn State alumnus Paul Merkel, who earned a degree in chemistry in 1917, when the University was still known as the Pennsylvania State College. 

Chem Set
The Department of Chemistry strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. That’s why the department’s Climate and Diversity Committee recently launched a new series of initiatives to promote student welfare.
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Chemistry GSA

The Chemistry GSA is an organization that provides graduate students with opportunities for professional development and outreach.

GSA 2022

Organizations for Undergraduates

Students can connect outside the classroom through on-campus clubs and student organizations, like the Nittany Chemical Society and Women in the Sciences and Engineering. Keep reading to learn more!

undergrad orgs

Chemistry Career Network and Recruitment Fair

Chemistry Career Network and Recruitment Fair  is an on-site recruiting opportunity that occurs early in the fall semester, typically the first or second week of September.

sponsors day


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