Cost of Chemistry Equipment
Actual costs and donor impact vary by student; all gifts make a difference. Photograph by Andy Manis

How do you strengthen a world-class Department of Chemistry?

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of the nation’s great universities: in 2017, Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities listed UW–Madison as the 28th best university in the world. The 2017 U.S. News & World Report ranked UW–Madison as the 12th best public university and the chemistry department as the ninth best chemistry program in the United States. We are proud that the UW-Madison chemistry department ranks highly in all chemistry subdisciplines.

How did the Department of Chemistry and UW–Madison earn such high rankings? Our reputation was built on outstanding students who are supported by the nation’s top professors. Together students and faculty conduct world-class research, offer hands-on learning opportunities, establish rigorous academic standards, and carry on a long tradition of exceptional achievement.

The UW is a vibrant center of learning, innovation, and public service. And, like all great educational institutions, UW–Madison stands on a strong foundation: you.

People like you strengthen the university through your gifts to individual schools, colleges, and departments. Your support of the Department of Chemistry will be put to work immediately to help:

  • Recruit and retain world-class chemistry teachers and researchers
  • Grow our capacity to meet the demand for more undergraduate chemistry classes and give students hands-on opportunities
  • Provide travel grants for graduate students to attend scientific conferences
  • Support paid summer research opportunities for undergraduates
  • Bring eminent scientists to discuss emerging areas of research, including 2017 Hirschfelder Prize winner Abraham Nitzan

A great university and its outstanding chemistry department need constant reinforcement to continue to thrive, and much of that must come from alumni and friends like you. Fortunately, last year more than 80,000 UW alumni and friends answered the call to give. It’s what Badgers do.

Your gift, no matter the size, will help strengthen the chemistry department to ensure its excellence for the students of today and many years to come. The excellence of the Department of Chemistry is no accident. You are a source of strength for this remarkable department. Please give today.