Chemistry

 

Welcome to the University of Rio Grande Chemistry Program homepage. Our department offers two degree options -  the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Associate of Science in Chemistry. Both programs have been designed to provide students with a well-rounded background in Chemistry and to provide students with the tools necessary to pursue any number of post-graduation directions. In addition, we offer a minor in Chemistry to accompany a Bachelor's degree of a student's choosing.

 

 

Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarships

Once again, the Rio Grande Chemistry Program is hosting its annual Chemistry Academic Excellence Scholarship competition. Scholarships will be awarded to students who want to major in Chemistry and demonstrate academic excellence through the submission of an online application, letter of recommendation from a current or past chemistry teacher, and academic transcripts. Interested students must submit all materials and apply for admission to Rio Grande by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Letters of recommendation can also be emailed to admissions@rio.edu, and academic transcripts are submitted as a part of the admissions application process. Select applicants may be invited for an interview as a part of the scholarship selection process.

The scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who will be entering college at Rio Grande in Fall 2018 and want to major in Chemistry. Scholarships are renewable and can be utilized with other scholarships. Please see the online application for further details.

 

Chemistry Class of 2017

The Chemistry Program is proud to congratulate our fifth class of graduates. They are (from left) Chobee Sheets, Michael Moore, and Halley Alberts. Chobee and Michael will be entering chemical industry, while Halley will be attending Marshall University School of Medicine. Congratulations to all of the graduates!

 

Rio Grande Student Presents Research at National Meeting

   

Chemistry major Halley Alberts presented her research at the American Society for Microbiology's ASM Microbe 2017, which was held in New Orleans in June. Congratulations on a great presentation and representing Rio Grande on the national scene!

 

Rio Grande Student Presents Research at Regional Meeting

Senior Chemistry major Chobee Sheets presented her research at the 2016 Rustbelt RNA Meeting that was held in Cleveland in October. Her poster was titled "Computational Molecular Docking of T Box Antitermination Model with Aminoglycosides". Congratulations on a great presentation!

 

Rio Grande Students Present Research at State Meeting

     

Chemistry majors (clockwise from top left) - Chobee Sheets, Michael Moore, and Halley Alberts - presenting their research at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting at the University of Cincinnati in April. Congratulations on great presentations!

 

Rio Grande Students Present at Rio Grande Research & Scholarship Exhibition

Junior and senior Chemistry majors - Halley Alberts, Stephany Davies, Michael Moore, Alex Nichols, Ashlee Saunders, and Chobee Sheets  - presented their research at the annual RISE: The University of Rio Grande's Research & Scholarship Exhibition that was held on the Rio Grande campus in April. Congratulations on all of your presentations!

 

Rio Grande Chemistry Participates in Middle School Science Night

Dr. Jacob White and several Chemistry majors recently presented science demonstrations to middle school students and their families as a part of Chesapeake Middle School's Science Night. Their demonstration was mentioned in a news article in the Ironton Tribune about the event. Good job with the demonstrations!