Kent State Hosts “Explore Kent Chemistry Day” for High School Juniors and Seniors, Feb. 6

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host “Explore Kent Chemistry Day”, a visitation program for high school juniors and seniors interested in chemistry and biochemistry majors, at Kent State on Saturday, February 6 from 10 am to 2 pm in Room 110, Williams Hall on the Kent Campus.

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day gives an excellent introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Kent State University,” said Michael Tubergen, Ph.D., chair of Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

“High school students from across the region can learn a lot about career opportunities in chemistry and biochemistry at the event,” Tubergen said. “Our graduates are finding employment locally, regionally and nationally, and are entering highly ranked graduate programs. Kent State’s biochemistry degree tracks provide excellent preparation for further training in medicine, pharmacy and other medical professions. We encourage everybody to come and learn more about chemistry at Kent State.”

After meeting in the Williams Hall lobby, Chemistry & Biochemistry professors will describe the curriculum, job prospects, and research opportunities available to undergraduates.  Current students  in Chemistry & Biochemistry will describe college life from their point of view and conduct some exciting demonstrations. The department will demonstrate its 3D stereoprojection classrooms and provide a tour of the instructional and research laboratories.  The visit will conclude with an informal lunch, where prospective students will have opportunities to talk one-on-one with faculty and students.

The department offers degrees for those interested in analytical, industrial, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and biochemistry as well as pre-medicine/pre-osteopathy/pre-dentistry and pre-pharmacy.

Optional campus tours will be offered starting at 9 am.  Students are encouraged to bring their parents and siblings. Current KSU students who are considering Chemistry & Biochemistry majors are also welcome.

To register for this event, please fill out the form at For more information, contact Catherine Slapnicker at 330-672-2405 or of Arts & Sciences

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day” will begin in the lobby area of Williams Hall, located at 1175 Risman Drive near East Summit Street. A map of the Kent State campus is available online at

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Kent Wired wrote an article covering this event on February 6, 2016. Read it here.

Media Contact:
Michael Tubergen,, 330-672-2032

POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:55am
UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:39pm
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