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Outstanding Undergraduates Recognized at Appreciation Event

On Tuesday, January 24th, outstanding first-year undergraduate students gathered together in the Chemistry Department to celebrate their achievements and learn about opportunities in chemistry.

The event, "Where do I go from here? Pursuing Chemistry in Second Year and Beyond" gave students the chance to discuss chemistry in a relaxed atmosphere with instructors, faculty members and graduate students.

Students learned not only about available opportunities in the next three years, but about future career opportunities as well. Chemistry is one of the broadest disciplines in science with applications in biology, physics, environmental science, engineering, medicine and materials. A degree majoring in chemistry can open a lot of doors, and students were introduced to a variety of potential careers, from teacher to forensic scientist to chemical engineer.

Photo: Dr. Olivia New poses with two of her students