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  • A biochemistry degree from MTSU creates a wide array of career opportunities
  • An NSF research grant allows MTSU chemists to develop new catalysts
  • More than 80 percent of MTSU’s students will use the new science building
  • Chemistry professor
    Chengshan Wang
    helps researchers understand
    Parkinson's Disease

Outreach Programs

Student Outreach The Department of Chemistry students and faculty are involved with the following outreach programs:

Expanding Your Horizons

An annual conference that encourages young women to consider science and math careers.

For more information, contact Dr. Judith M. Iriarte-Gross.


Girls Raised In Tennessee Science

Girls Raised in Tennessee Science (GRITS) is a National Science Foundation grant program whose major goal is to disseminate information about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers to young women in middle and high school, parents, teachers and guidance counselors.

For more information, contact Dr. Judith M. Iriarte-Gross.

Science to You

A Science Outreach Program for Middle Tennessee K-8 Teachers.

For more information, contact Dr. Patricia M. Patterson.


Science Olympiad

A science competition for area high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools (grades 3-6) in which students work through laboratory exercises in science, math, writing, engineering and a number of other events.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Patricia M. Patterson.

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