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Why study Chemistry?

Chemistry is the science that examines and works toward understanding changes in matter. Chemistry has been described as the central science because matter includes the entire physical world, such as the things we use, the food we eat, and even ourselves. Correlating the insights of chemistry with physics, mathematics, and molecular biology opens vistas that excite and offer opportunities to better the entire world.

“I thought with a degree in chemistry, I could only be a teacher or a pharmacist,” Brian said. Then in the summer of 2006, Brian received a grant to do research, one of his passions, from Augsburg’s Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) program. He and his adviser were both interested in biodiesel, so Brian set out to find a more efficient way to produce the fuel. Eventually his work led to the discovery of a process that converts animal feedstock to biodiesel. On March 7, 2008, a press conference was held to announce Brian's discovery. The biodiesel press conference garnered attention in local and even international media.

On Give to the Max Day, November 14, your gift can make a difference for current and future Chemistry majors. Help us raise money to have the latest equipment in our lab and make huge progress in Science. We are raising money for a High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instrument, and we can’t do it without you. Please consider donating on Give to the Max Day, and support different Chemistry research projects. Thank you!

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