The global impact of Rice University is expanded and sustained by the accomplishments and support of its alumni and friends. The continued generosity of donors is paramount to the mission and goals of Rice Chemistry.
A current need for the Department of Chemistry is to upgrade the undergraduate teaching equipment and instrumentation. Whether the instrumentation is traditional in nature, such as atomic absorption, or as mainstream as automated sampler systems, we strive to provide our students with state-of-the art teaching facilities so they are well prepared for the technological world.
Graduate education and research are top priorities in the Department of Chemistry. Graduate Student Fellowships are of crucial importance to attract and sustain a strong body of doctoral students, an important component of our research programs. The Department's research accomplishments would not be possible without the hard work of graduate students. The importance of graduate students will only grow in the future. We plan to build a strong foundation to increase the support for graduate student's research. Named endowment(s) for graduate student fellowships will complement and improve our chemistry graduate program, thereby contributing to educating and training the next generation of scientists to improve our healthcare, protect our environment, develop new and clean energy sources, and create the novel materials of the future—for all intents and purposes, for a better World.
We have several already established awards and endowed funds that you may make a specific donation to or you may choose to donate to the Chemistry General Gift fund to help support our general departmental needs such as above outlined projects. Your gift will tremendously help our research program in advancing science and in training new generations of educated specialists!
The donation form will ask you for your contact information and credit card information and allow you to pick a particular fund you wish to make a gift to. If you would like to learn more about our award and gift funds please download the file here. Please use the drop-down menu in the Donation Information section, to select your fund of choice.
We recommend that you give a donation to our CHEMISTRY GENERAL GIFT FUND, which is the first choice on the drop-down menu; however, you may donate to any of our funds/initiatives.
CHEMISTRY GENERAL GIFT FUND: Please indicate in the comments section how you wish your gift to be used (i.e., graduate student fellowship, undergraduate summer research fellowship, equipment purchase, etc.).
To make a donation to several funds you will need to fill out the information separately for each fund. You may contact Department Chair, Anatoly Kolomeisky, for information about opportunities to give (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Department of Chemistry thanks you very much for your continued support!