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Student Involvement

Social Activities

An integral part of your college experience is the relationships you develop with fellow students and professors. Our department hosts a variety of social events during the year including a Fall Barbeque, Winter Chili Cook-off and a Graduation Pizza Party.

The relaxed atmosphere of these events gives you a great opportunity to get to know each other outside of the classroom and lab.

Check out the fun our students had this year, including the Habanero Contest and our Student & Faculty Fall BBQ »

Student Employment

labEach semester our department employs more than 40 students as lab assistants, graders and research assistants. Working closely with professors in the lab provides you an opportunity to gain valuable experience and deepen relationships with faculty members and prepare for research in graduate school.

Learn more to apply for a position in the Chemistry Department »

Service Learning

chem weekThroughout the year you have many opportunities to get involved in the broader community by participating in National Chemistry Week, tutoring local high school students, and attending local ACS (American Chemical Society) meetings and events. You can look for upcoming opportunities in our bi-weekly Interactions student newsletter.

Summer Research Program

summer researchUndergraduate research is a vital component of our chemistry and biochemistry majors. At Calvin you may have the opportunity to collaborate with a professor on a cutting-edge research project through our summer research program. In 2014 we employed 24 students for 10 weeks of full-time research during the summer months.

Learn more about our Summer Research Program »

Service Learning

Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry


Department Resources

Lab Assistant positions for Fall 2015 are currently filled. Reference Student Employment for all requirements »

Questions? Contact Judi at

Who faced the heat at the Habanero Eating contest and Chili Cook-Off ?

Check out the latest student news and events with our Interactions newsletter »

Calvin Career Development

GRE Exam Link

Seminar Schedule Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Science Building, Room 010 (lower level) »