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Becky Rodriguez

Rebeca Rodriguez honored with two University-wide leadership awards

Chemistry graduate student Rebeca “Becky” Rodriguez has received two University of Minnesota honors—the Spring 2021 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award and the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. Becky is the first recipient from the College of Science & Engineering in the 23-year history of the Josie R. Johnson award.

Larry Miller

In memorium: Professor Emeritus Larry Miller

Professor Emeritus Larry Miller passed away on March 25, 2021, at his home in Fallbrook, California.   Professor Miller served as Chemistry Department Chairman and was named an Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor.


Clare kirkvold

Five graduate students honored in NSF graduate fellowship competition

Five Chemistry graduate students were recognized in the 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) this year. Clara Kirkvold is a recipient of the GRFP award, which provides stipend and tuition support for three years of graduate studies

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Chemistry Climate, Community & Culture

The Department of Chemistry has unique features that set it apart and help its students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed. The department fosters a diverse community and works hard to create an environment where involvement, collaboration, caring, and safety are the norm.