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Department Newsletter



Sent exclusively to alumni, the Department of Chemistry's newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits. And don’t forget to send an email to the department with your life updates for future newsletters.

Latest Issues: 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 20202019, 2018, 2017

Featured Event


Annual Caress Lecture: Dr. Polly L. Arnold

Join the GW Department of Chemistry for a special event featuring Caress Lecture Award Recipient Dr. Polly L. Arnold. Dr. Arnold's talk is entitled "F-Block Dinitrogen Chemistry, From Rarity to Catalysis in a Few Simple Steps."

In-person and virtual options will both be offered.

Lecture Details



Upcoming Events

Seminar Series



We welcome visiting speakers on Fridays throughout the school year. Hear chemists from top agencies and research universities as well as GW’s own chemistry graduate students discuss their scientific breakthroughs.

View Upcoming and Past Speaker Events


Chemistry Department News


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Fall 2022 Welcome Message From the Chair Chris Cahill

Welcome to the start of the '22-23 academic year from department Chair Chris Cahill.

Headshots of cognitive neuroscience major Lily Reck (left) and chemistry major Nora Houseman (right), participants in the Columbian College STEM Summer Laboratory Internship Program

Summer Program Opens Doors for STEM Students

Nora Houseman, a chemistry major, participated in the Columbian College STEM Summer Laboratory Internship Program this summer.

Messages From the Chair

Read the latest messages from the chair of the Department of Chemistry.