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Kent State Hosts Explore Kent Chemistry Day for High School Students

Posted Feb. 1, 2011

High school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn about Kent State University’s chemistry programs at the “Explore Kent Chemistry Day” on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Williams Hall on the Kent campus.

“This event provides an excellent introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Kent State,” said Dr. Michael Tubergen, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State. “Chemistry and biochemistry graduates find opportunities for employment both locally and throughout the United States. Many students choose to pursue graduate education or professional training in medicine, dentistry or pharmacy.”

The day’s activities include a tour of the department, an outline of degree programs and undergraduate research opportunities, an overview of available scholarships, and a presentation of career opportunities in chemistry. A special demonstration will take place in the department’s 3-D visualization classroom.  Current Kent State students and faculty will be available to answer questions during an informal lunch, where two $50 Amazon gift cards will be raffled.

Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in chemistry, including a B.S. concentration in biochemistry and an interdisciplinary B.S. in biotechnology.

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day” will begin in the lobby area of Williams Hall, located along Risman Drive near East Summit Street. A map of the Kent State campus is available online at www.kent.edu. For more information or to register for the event, call 330-672-2405 or e-mail amcphers@kent.edu.  

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Media Contacts:
Michael Tubergen, mtuberge@kent.edu, 330-672-7079
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu  330-672-8595