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Kent State Hosts “Explore Kent Chemistry Day” for High School Juniors and Seniors, Feb. 23

Posted Feb. 20, 2013

High school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn about Kent State University’s chemistry programs at the “Explore Kent Chemistry Day” on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Williams Hall on the Kent Campus.

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day gives an excellent introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Kent State University,” said Michael Tubergen, Ph.D., chair of Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “High school students can learn a lot about career opportunities in chemistry and biochemistry, and undergraduate Kent State students will describe their experiences as chemistry majors at the Saturday morning event. Our graduates are finding employment locally, regionally and nationally, and are entering highly ranked graduate programs. Kent State’s biochemistry degree tracks provide excellent preparation for further training in medicine, pharmacy and other medical professions. We encourage everybody to come and learn more about chemistry at Kent State.”

The day’s activities include a tour of the department, an outline of degree programs and undergraduate research opportunities, an overview of available scholarships, and a presentation of career opportunities in chemistry. A special demonstration will take place in the department’s main lecture hall. Current Kent State students and faculty will be available to answer questions during an informal lunch, where two $50 Amazon gift cards will be raffled.

Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in chemistry, including a B.S. concentration in biochemistry and an interdisciplinary B.S. in biotechnology.

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day” will begin in the lobby area of Williams Hall, located at 1175 Risman Drive near East Summit Street. A map of the Kent State campus is available online at For more information or to register for the event, call 330-672-0030 or e-mail

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Media Contacts:
Michael Tubergen,, 330-672-2032
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595