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"Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry."
- Linus Pauling

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Job Posting: Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemistry is hiring an Assistant Professor in Biochemistry to start August 2024.

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Career in Chemistry

Everywhere you look in the world, there are chemicals. From the synthetic fabrics of your clothes to the light-emitting compounds within the display you are using to view this website, it is all chemistry. Learning chemical principles will allow you to solve real-world problems, positively impact society, and have a successful career

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Our Academic Programs

The Chemistry Department at ISU offers B.S. degree tracks in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Education. All our undergraduate degrees are certified by the American Chemical Society. Our terminal Master’s program produces high-quality researchers and chemical educators who are well-prepared for the next step in their profession. Learn more on our Academic Programs page about our degree programs.

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Beyond the Classroom

Our faculty lead graduate and undergraduate students in ground-breaking, original research in organic, analytical, inorganic, physical, biochemical, and chemical education. We believe undergraduate research is a transformative experience and are committed to providing that experience to our students. Learn more about our faculty’s research interests to see how you can become involved in research!

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Dr. Wolfgang Stein, professor of neurophysiology, is one of seven international researchers who are recipients of the Neurobiology and Changing Ecosystems Kavli Exploration Awards. The awards, which total $3.7 million, will fund three different projects pursuing investigations into how nervous systems may enable organisms, such as crustaceans, cephalopods, and zebrafish to adapt to environmental challenges that may have influences on neurophysiology and behavior. 

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