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Our Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty and students reach an impressive number of community members in our region each year, especially with students in grades K-8, which research shows is the most critical time to spark a sustainable interest in STEM. 

Some Examples
  • Developing and teaching hands-on chemistry lessons for STEM days and Family STEM nights at 7 different schools each year.
  • Creating a virtual library of chemistry demonstration videos and the science behind the demos for K-12 teachers and students
  • Engaging children, parents, and other members of the local community in chemistry activities during Harrisonburg's annual SkeletonFest.
  • Developing and teaching hands-on chemistry activities hosted in JMU's Chemistry labs for the general community with their annual ChemFest, school group field trips, and JMU's madiSTEM conference designed for girls. 

Get Involved!

Students and faculty interested in giving back and making a difference through outreach can learn about the many opportunities and how to get started though the JMU STEM Center or directly contact the outreach representative for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Wilson

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