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 Calvin graduates who wanted to pursue their studies further in graduate school have been accepted. All received assistantships or fellowships.
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Calvin's robust research experiences lead to Goldwater success
The Goldwater success continues at Calvin College in 2017, with two more students being honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. News & Stories, April 11, 2017
Calvin alum uses teaching experience to run a business
Melody VanderWeide '99 created a resourceful website for Grand Rapidian parents. News & Stories, September 9, 2016
A Notre Dame bound chemical engineer
Josh Wright '16 will be studying chemical and biomolecular engineering at Notre Dame University in fall 2016. News & Stories, August 31, 2016
Discovery doesn't retire
Roger DeKock was selected as one of just five emeritus faculty nationwide to be part of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s 2016 Senior Scientist Mentor Program. News & Stories, August 30, 2016
Alumnus Matt Tao goes pro
Matt Tao '07 is a surgeon for the New York Giants and at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. News & Stories, August 23, 2016
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