Chemistry majors find that they can work side-by-side with faculty, undertaking chemistry research and gaining valuable experience as early as their sophomore year.

Summer research funding from a variety of internal and external sources provides numerous opportunities for chemistry students at Macalester. Student frequently turn their research into journal publications and presentations at local, regional or national meetings.

Because faculty members are active in research as well as teaching, National Science Foundation grants and other funds have provided advanced equipment for student and faculty use.


Browse the Chemistry Department Collections:

Chemistry Department Oral Histories

Chemistry Honors Projects

Faculty Publications