Department of Chemistry News

July 1, 2010

Chemistry department recognizes new graduates

Recent chemistry graduatesOn Friday June 11, in the Husky Union Building, nearly 1000 students and their friends and family gathered to honor students who received bachelors and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. About 150 undergrads received graduation recognition certificates, as did about 15 Ph.D. recipients. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Dr. Susan Solomon of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Solomon is a world-renowned atmospheric scientist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and recipient of the National Medal of Science. She described some of the history of the Antarctic ozone hole, emphasizing the importance of individual contributors to the scientific enterprise.

Nearly 300 undergraduate students per year earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry, making UW Chemistry the largest producer of these degrees in the U.S.

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