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Undergraduate students compete in national L'Oréal Brandstorm competition

May 24, 2019

L'Oréal Brandstorm competition

Two talented undergraduate teams, with members from the College of Chemistry and Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, competed in this year's USA national L'Oréal Brandstorm Competition in New York City in April. Both teams made it to the final round, with a third place tie out of approximately 150 teams nationwide.

Students from UC Berkeley excel at "Big Ideas"

May 23, 2019

students win with big ideas

Exciting ideas come out of interactions between students at UC Berkeley on a regular basis. But some of those good ideas make it a step farther and become "Big Ideas" thanks to support from the Andrew & Virginia Rudd Family Foundation. This year, two teams from UC Berkeley, including students from the College of Chemistry have won first place for their projects.

Matthew Francis discusses lowering the activation barrier to change

May 13, 2019

Matthew Francis discusses the graduate diversity project

Professor Matthew Francis discusses the new Graduate Life Committee diversity initiative with graduate student founders Emily Hartman and Chrissy Stachl.

Christiane Stachl wins Outstanding Student Leadership Award

April 22, 2019

JChristiane (Chrissy) Stachl

College of Chemistry graduate student Christiane (Chrissy) Stachl has received the Deans Outstanding Student award for demonstrating remarkable vision, commitment, and success as the President of the Chemistry Graduate Life Committee, and for her contributions to creating opportunities to promote equity and inclusion within the Chemistry Department.

Arnold Lab wins top Berkeley safety award

March 11, 2019

Michael Boreen and Trevor LohreyThis year's grand prize in campus lab safety was awarded to the Arnold lab group in Chemistry, headed by Professor of Chemistry and Undergraduate Dean John Arnold. Lab safety coordinators and chemistry graduate students Michael Boreen and Trevor Lohrey were also aknowledged and on hand to accept the award for the group in February."

Undergraduates kickoff mentorship fundraising initiative

February 26, 2019

Undergraduate annual fund student leaders our undergraduate students are raising funds for a peer mentorship and alumni advising program. The campaign goals include: Expand the role of the current Peer Advisors to include tailored peer-to-peer student mentorships; grow the peer-to-peer mentorship program to include alumni and professional affiliates along with the student mentors to help with career advice; and establish a fund to aid in the expansion of support for career networking events, panels, and seminars in order for undergraduates to gain additional business perspectives. Please consider giving generously to this initiative.

Graduate students kick off diversity crowdfunding initiative

February 4, 2019

Graduate life crowdfunding appeal is openThe Chemistry Graduate Life Committee and the Graduate Student Advisory Committee have jointly launched a new crowdfunding campaign to support diversity, equity, wellness, and inclusion initiatives for graduate students at the College of Chemistry. The program's purpose is to help combat some of the issues that underlie underrepresentation, as well as support overall equity and wellness within the College's graduate community. They plan to do this through sponsoring social hours, educational events, seminars and speaker programs. But, in order to be able to make these events a reality they need your financial help.