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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.


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Chemistry Department News

Chris Cahill

Fall 2021 Welcome Message From the Chair

Dear GW Chemistry Community:
Welcome to another academic year here at the GW Chemistry Department. I am delighted to kick off the fall semester and recall our usual course offerings, research opportunities, seminar series, retreat and other activities, but also want to take a moment to reflect on our current environment and to recognize that many of us may be experiencing virtual learning and current events very differently.
Chemistry Professor Emeritus Michael King teaching in Tompkins Hall, the former home of science and engineering.

Endowment Bequest Builds Beloved Professor Michael King’s Legacy of Impact

Testamentary gifts from the King family will fund the GW Chemistry Department’s first endowed professorship and support GW Hillel.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ling Hao in her SEH lab

Kitchen Chemistry: At-Home Experiments Enhance Remote Learning

When COVID limited students’ access to campus labs, chemistry professors designed a do-it-yourself solution to provide an “authentic research experience.”

Messages From the Chair

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