Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to training the next generation of scientists, engineers and health-professionals in general; and, chemists and biochemists in particular. In addition, the Department provides interested students in all majors with a solid basic understanding of chemistry and biochemistry to help them function as informed citizens. The Department prides itself in providing quality instruction with an emphasis on a hands-on approach that includes opportunities for students to carry out chemical and biochemical research in collaboration with its faculty.
Donations given to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will make it possible:
• to allow its students involved in research to attend and present their results at professional conferences such as national and regional meetings of the American Chemical Society
• to purchase equipment, chemicals and supplies for student research
• for maintenance and upkeep of existing state-of-the-art facilities
Captioned above: Undergraduate student Justin Peschke, aspiring to attend graduate school, is enriching capsaicin from commercially available hot sauces using the method of solid phase extraction.