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Graduates of the Department of Chemistry are well prepared for the day they leave UTC. They are successful entrants to medical, graduate and professional schools, as well directly into the workforce.

Students at the Regional ACS Meeting in Puerto Rico

Students at the Regional ACS Meeting in Puerto Rico

During the past 15 years, over 82% of the UTC Chemistry graduates who applied to medical school were accepted. In the past 5 years, we have had 28 graduates enter medical school 24 enter graduate school in Chemistry. Three recent UTC graduates have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Many participate in research jointly with faculty members, both during the school year, and in our summer undergraduate research program.

We feel that exposure to the scientific method through research is crucial in preparing our students for successful and productive careers in science. In the past five years, a total of 119 students have conducted faculty-directed research. These faculty/student collaborations have been supported by a total of $1,283,293 in external funding from agencies such as the NSF, the Research Corporation, The Dreyfus Foundation and the Merck/AAAS Foundation. These research activities have resulted in 131 faculty/staff papers at conferences and 61 articles in peer-reviewed publications. The department has extensive instrument holdings that support the teaching and research activities.