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Opportunities and Activities

In the Department of Chemistry, our learning is not limited to the classroom. Your academic study is enriched by a wealth of opportunities. Take advantage of them.

The Bernard J. Katchman Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Department of Chemistry to an undergraduate chemistry, biochemistry, or medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry major. It is a renewable two-year award of $625 per year for the first two years of attendance. At the end of the second year, Katchman Scholars are automatically eligible for the Carl I. Michaelis Scholarship Award for their third and fourth years in the amount of $5,000 per year. This brings the total joint scholarship award to $11,250 over the four-year period for incoming students.


Each year, the recipient must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better and remain in an undergraduate Chemistry or Biochemistry degree program to continue to receive this joint scholarship award.


The Bernard J. Katchman Memorial Scholarship is a renewable award for the first two years of attendance and at the end of the second year students are automatically eligible to receive the Carl I. Michaelis Scholarship Award.


The Department of Chemistry invites currently enrolled majors to apply for these awards. The Katchman Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate Chemistry or Biochemistry major annually and is renewable for the student's sophomore year. Qualified Katchman Scholarship Award winners automatically qualify for the Michaelis Scholarship during their junior and senior year.

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The American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Group provides students the opportunity to socialize with other students in their field and learn more about various programs at the University. The ACS sponsors an annual cookout in the student neighborhood to kick off the new academic year each fall and also organizes "Meet the Profs" gatherings which offers students a chance to socialize with professors and enjoy some snacks on a Friday afternoon. The Student ACS invites speakers from industry and regional graduate programs (usually UD alums) to share their knowledge with us. Finally, ACS reaches out to the Dayton community in a variety of ways, including judging local science fairs and participating in UD's Christmas on Campus festivities.

If you have any questions about the Student ACS Group at UD, please contact the Student ACS faculty advisor, Dr. Judit Beagle. You can also stop by the chemistry department main office in SC 178 for more information.


Department of Chemistry

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2357