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Mahomet-Seymour wins 40th Annual Shepherd High School Chemistry Contest.
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Students from Paris Cooperative High School are fabricating dye-sensitized solar cells to convert solar energy to electricity.
Students from Paris Cooperative High School are fabricating dye-sensitized solar cells to convert solar energy to electricity.
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Chemistry Department Chair, Dr. Mark McGuire, congratulates the 2015 Distinguished Seniors. From Left, Alexandre Sorlin, Megan Schutzbach, Andrew Hladilek, Savannah Kapper, and Lauren Humphrey.
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Megan Schutabach awarded three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


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Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry

Chemistry Department is to provide students with an excellent foundation in chemistry, encompassing both theoretical concepts and practical applications, and to prepare them for the next step in their chosen career paths.  

Why Choose EIU for Chemistry?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.

Departmental Announcements

2015 EIU Chemistry Research Celebration!

   The annual Chemistry Research Celebration, sponsored by Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, November 4th, 2015 at Physical Science Building (third floor).  It will be a great venue to see what your peers are doing in the lab and what research opportunities you may have. Please join us for this once-a-year event!  Read more...

Chemistry Seminar - Guest Speaker Dr. Alison R. Fout

Click here to find out more about Dr. Fout's Research.


CHEMISTRY Keiter Research Fellowship Announcement

Click here for a complete list of scholarships available in the Chemistry department.

Congratulations to ACS-Student Affiliate @ EIU!

ACS Student Affiliates listed on the Honorable Mention printed in InChemistry magazine for Nov.&Dec. 2014. Click here to read more!


Congratulations to Our Spring 2015 Graduates!


Paige Birge, BA Chemistry

Andrew Hladilek, BS Biochemistry

Lauren Humphrey, BS Chemistry

Savannah Kapper, BS Chemistry

Sean Killeen, BA Chemistry

Matthew Lewis, BS Chemistry Management

John Norton, BA Chemistry

Matthew Rheaume, BS Biochemistry

Megan Schutzbach, BS Chemistry

Alexandre Sorlin, BS Chemistry

Molly Toennies, BA Chemistry



Byron Ebbert, MS Chemistry