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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: 2020, 20192018, 2017, 2016 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)2011 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)


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.


Carly Filgueira talking with Michael King in the Science Engineering Building




Chemistry Department News

Jennifer Giaccai, GW Ph.D. candidate, Miller Lab, analyzing carbon-based soot

Using Chemistry to Understand Ancient Asian Art

Jennifer Giaccai, a PhD candidate, in the Miller Lab, combines her passion for chemistry and art as part of a research project analyzing carbon-based soot.
GW Student MS E&GC Dee (Darean) Bague presents to participating faculty, government and industry stakeholders

Environmental and Green Chemistry Students Present to Key Industry Stakeholders

Undergraduate and graduate students from the Chemical Toxicology and Safer Chemical Design course presented their final projects to key stakeholders in the D.C. area, including the Environmental Protection Agency, American Chemistry Council, Natural Resources Defense Council and ACS Green Chemistry Institute.
A group of four chemists in blue lab coats and goggles look at a lab manual together

For Environmental Chemists, It’s Easy Being Green

How do you safely design chemicals that won’t harm the environment? In her classroom and her lab, Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal promotes green chemistry principles. Her newest project may change the way scientists do business.


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