Penn State is divided into 12 different Colleges, including the Eberly College of Science (ECoS) that houses Chemistry. We also have 13 different Institutes, including the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Materials Research Institute, Institute for CyberScience, and Institutes of Energy and the Environment. The Institutes operate separate from, but in coordination with, the Colleges. The Institutes provide outstanding facilities for research, as well as graduate programs for recruiting graduate students in allied areas life sciences such as Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences and Bioinformatics and Genomics. Faculty members in the Department of Chemistry actively participate in several interdisciplinary institutes and centers at Penn State. These collaborations strengthen the research program at Penn State and provide additional training opportunities for our graduate students.