7,243 Gifts

7,243 Gifts

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8,500 Dollars

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The UW–Madison Department of Chemistry is known for its outstanding teaching, research, and outreach programs as well as its collegial and collaborative atmosphere. Here, you’ll find gritty, courageous leaders who are steering our program with curiosity, insight, and determination. This spirit will lead us into the future, but we can’t do it alone. Our continued success depends on the support of donors and benefactors who share our passion for discovery and offering the highest quality of education. 

Priorities for the department include expanding undergraduate research opportunities, boosting lab start-up funding to attract faculty talent, increasing support for our graduate students, and continuing to build an inclusive and diverse student population. Your donation can support our growth and mission in a myriad of ways including: 

Securing the future of the Bridge to the Doctorate and CHOPs programs. 

These programs are critical for attracting and retaining graduate students who represent varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Your support broadens equitable access to a chemistry PhD. 

Expanding and fortifying our chemistry education outreach. 

With your help, we can reach beyond the walls of the Department of Chemistry and advance the Wisconsin Idea to students and families throughout the state with outreach programs including ChemCamps and SCIENCountErs. 

Attracting and retaining excellent faculty. 

By offering competitive start-up packages that fund lab costs, equipment purchases, and research, we can continue to recruit and maintain top-notch researchers and teaching talent.  

Growing our opportunities for undergraduate research. 

Your donation can help provide research training early in an undergraduate student’s career and help ignite their spark of research curiosity. 

Extending support for graduate students. 

By providing funding beyond traditional limits, your support can give the precious gift of time to graduate students, helping them have more time for research. 

Your gift — of any size — is an investment in the students who will shape the future of Wisconsin, the world of chemistry, and beyond. 

— Sean, chemistry graduate student 

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