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Student Opportunities

The chemistry department at Washington College is small but mighty. A number of opportunities are available to chemistry majors and minors, including an extensive list of internships and research opportunities. Additionally, students can participate in various co-curricular groups such as ACS Students Chapter and Gamma Eta.

Internships and Research 

Internships and research experiences on and off-campus not only provide invaluable laboratory experience, but also allow students to apply knowledge learned in the classroom, explore advanced areas of chemistry not covered in the core curriculum and experience the excitement and challenges of scientific discovery. In addition to valuable career preparation, students may receive a stipend and/or academic credit, depending on the internship or research opportunity.

Washington College students are also eligible to be part of the Society of Junior Fellows and the John S. Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows Program.

 Students interested in doing research on-campus are encouraged to look at at the Faculty Research Page

Conference Travel

Every year our chemistry majors are given the opportunity to present the results of their research at national and regional meetings, such as:

The American Chemical Society National Meeting

The Green Chemistry and Engineering conference

In many cases, students are able to attend these conferences with partial or complete financial support, thanks to a generous donation specifically allocated for student travel.

American Chemical Society Students Chapter

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Chapter are strongly committed to the celebration and promotion of chemistry education on campus, in the community, and around the world. 

Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society

High-achieving chemistry majors and minors may participate in the activities of the Gamma Eta.

The Gamma Eta chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the national chemistry honor society, recognizes high achieving chemistry majors and minors at Washington College. To learn more about recent chapter activities and entrance requirements, click here.