Working in the Chemistry Department
The chemistry department encourages scholarship and fellowship among students, faculty and staff. A departmental seminar program sponsors weekly visits by scientists from other universities and research laboratories throughout the United States and the world. These seminars provide opportunities for faculty and students to meet and discuss science with the visitors. This program is supplemented by a student seminar program in which chemistry graduate students present their work to the department. Social activities include the department’s fall picnic, spring golf tournament and annual awards luncheon.
The department also runs the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), in which undergraduate students from universities across the United States (and sometimes from other countries) come to Clemson for 10 weeks of summer research with a faculty mentor. Graduate students work closely with the SURP students in the research laboratories and participate in many outside activities