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.
Each semester our department employs several students as lab assistants, graders and research assistants. Working closely with professors in the lab provides you with an opportunity to gain valuable experience, deepen relationships with faculty members and prepare for research in graduate school.
Learn more about applying for a position in the Chemistry Department »
Throughout 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.
Undergraduate 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 2011 we employed 29 students for 10 weeks of full-time research during the summer months.
Learn more about our Summer Research Program »