Our Mission

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The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and public service. We strive towards these goals through world-class teaching in the classroom and laboratory, performing research to solve some of society’s most important human health, energy, and environmental problems, fostering an environment of safety, and embracing a diversity of communities and ideas to enhance everyone's experiences and benefit Minnesota, the nation, and the world.