Chemical reactions make it possible for the world to buzz with life and humans to tailor the very molecules around them. If you peer through the lens of chemistry and biochemistry, the details and possibilities of God’s creation will take your breath away.
With a faculty committed to Christ, a community that loves to discover new knowledge and over $8 million in research grants awarded over the past decade, Calvin chemistry is a tightly knit community that produces world-changing scholars.
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of private colleges whose graduates go on to earn a PhD in the sciences.
of Calvin graduates who wanted to pursue their studies further in graduate school have been accepted. All received assistantships or fellowships.
students were employed for full-time summer 2016 research
A journey from simple questions to generations of wisdom
The first ever H.E.A.L.T.H. Camp was held on Calvin's campus in June 2016 for young girls from the Grand Rapids community. News & Stories, July 8, 2016
Walking Boldly: Lauren Manck
Now conducting research at sea, Lauren Manck '12 says her love for chemistry and research, her decision to pursue graduate studies and her goals for her future career had their genesis in a first-year class at Calvin. News & Stories, July 8, 2016
A rare avenue in pursuit of immune system understanding
Jon Ditlev '03 is using biochemistry for immune system research, an uncommon strategy. News & Stories, July 8, 2016
Calvin remains national leader in Goldwater Scholars
Two more Calvin College students have been named Goldwater Scholars in 2016, considered by most to be the highest national award for undergraduates in the sciences. News & Stories, May 26, 2016
Department writing prizes announced for 2016
Calvin congratulates the winners of departmental writing prizes. News & Stories, May 23, 2016
A teacher's teacher
Chemistry professor Crystal Bruxvoort is the recipient of the 2016 Calvin College Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching. News & Stories, May 17, 2016
Klamer family donates $1 million to Calvin College science, nursing programs
The family of the late Dr. Bernard "Bernie" Klamer and Lorraine Goris Klamer say the gift will honor their parents' legacy in the fields of chemistry, biology and nursing. News & Stories, February 4, 2016
Walking Boldly: Ranu Sinniah
Ranu Sinniah '15 is doing research at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md. News & Stories, July 20, 2015