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Chemistry Camps - 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Discover more about chemistry in a fun and intellectually challenging way at Calvin's summer Chem Camps. Our week-long camps are designed for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade and introduce basic concepts of chemistry through demonstrations and hands-on experiments.



Chem Demonstration Program - 5th & 6th Grade

chem demo-louters Our chemical demonstrations program is held each May and is designed to introduce 5th and 6th grade students to the world of chemistry. This free 75-minute program consists of a series of highly visual chemical demonstrations with age-appropriate explanations of the science behind the demonstrations. All local schools and the home school community are welcome to attend our program.
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ACE Camps - 6th through 12th Grade

Glow-in-the-Dark CampAcademic Camps for Excellence (ACE Camps) are targeted at students in grades 6-12 who are eager for academic challenges. These summer day-camps give students a host of opportunities to learn in small groups, experiment with sophisticated equipment and work with college professors and master teachers. This program is in collaboration with the GT Resource Network. Learn more »

Project SEED High School Internship

NOTE: The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will not be participating in the Project SEED High School Internship for Summer 2014 due to faculty commitments. We anticipate offering this research internship program for high school students once again in the Summer of 2015. Please check back to the Project SEED website in February of 2015.

project seed studentsCalvin College's Project SEED program has been one of the largest programs in Michigan; serving 25 percent of the participants in the state during Summer 2012.

Project SEED offers this research internship program to high school students who meet academic and family income requirements. The program takes place June through August. Participants are supervised by a Calvin faculty-mentor and will receive a $2500 fellowship award for 8 weeks of full-time work.

High school seniors who have participated in the Project SEED summer program are eligible to apply for a one year, non-renewable college scholarship of up to $5,000. Learn more »


Service Learning

Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry


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