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Kent State Hosts “Explore Kent Chemistry Day” on Feb. 13

Posted Feb, 10, 2010

Kent State University hosts “Explore Kent Chemistry Day” on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Williams Hall on the Kent campus. The free program is for current high school students and all pre-undergraduate students with an interest in chemistry.

The event features the following presentations by Kent State faculty:

  • “Career Opportunities for Chemistry Majors” by Associate Professor Dr. Arne Gericke
  • “Nuts and Bolts of the Chemistry Curriculum” by Professor Dr. Paul Sampson
  • “Research Opportunities in Kent Chemistry for Undergraduates” by Assistant Professor Dr. Scott Bunge
  • “Biotechnology” by Professor Douglas Kline
  • “Science Learning Community at Kent State” by Project Director Dana Lawless-Andric

Additional activities include a tour of the chemistry department, an overview of the undergraduate experience and opportunities for informal interaction with faculty and current chemistry students. A special demonstration will be held in the department’s 3-D classroom.  Lunch will be provided, and raffle drawings will be held.

“This event provides an excellent introduction to the chemistry program at Kent State,” said Dr. Michael Tubergen, chair of the chemistry department. “Chemistry majors here have the best of both worlds.  They enjoy relatively small class sizes and individualized, personal attention. Also, Kent State is a major research university, and our high academic standards and hands-on work in our research labs opens a world of opportunity for our students.”

Kent State's Department of Chemistry offers a full range of chemistry degree programs at the undergraduate level, including the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in chemistry, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in chemistry and an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in biotechnology.

The event will be held in room 110 of Williams Hall, located along Risman Drive near East Summit Street.   A map of the Kent State campus is available online at For more information, contact Michael Tubergen at or 330-672-2032.

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Media Contacts:
Michael Tubergen,, 330-672-2032
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595