Explore Kent Chemistry 2024

Registration Open Now!

We invite high school students and their families to visit the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for Explore Kent Chemistry Day on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. High school juniors and seniors come from all over Ohio and neighboring states for Explore Kent Chemistry Day!

At Explore Kent Chemistry Day, our chemistry and biochemistry Faculty will discuss our curriculum, career prospects with our degrees and research opportunities available to undergraduates. Current Kent State chemistry and biochemistry majors will provide insight into Kent State college life. We will participate in science demonstrations and take a tour of our state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories. The visit will conclude with a question-and-answer gathering where attendees will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with faculty and students about anything Kent State and Chemistry! The day is broken into two blocks by a pasta buffet lunch in the student center’s Schwebel Room.

All prospective student attendees will have an opportunity at one of two EXCLUSIVE $1000 Chair’s Scholarships to study chemistry at Kent State, awarded only to attendee applicants. You won’t want to miss this!

This event is programmed to let students decide what they want to learn more about. There are three different pathways to choose from. All cover the same information but the Pre-Med track allows students to talk with NEOMED College of Medicine, NEOMED Pharmacy Program, and College of Podiatric Medicine. A student can choose between CHEM and BIOCHEM, which are similar, and the Pre-Med track. Parents and guardians welcome. Please contact Olivia in the Undergraduate Office 330-672-2405 to request accessibility accommodation. We are dedicated to making chemistry accessible to all.


  • 10:00A.M.-11:00A.M.: Registration and Campus Tour

  • 11:00A.M-11:15A.M.: Introduction to Department and Overview of Schedule

  • 11:15-11:30: Session 1

  • 11:35-11:50: Session 2

  • 11:55-12:10PM: Session 3

  • 12:30-1:45: Lunch and Raffle

  • 1:45-2:00: Session 4

  • 2:05-2:20: Session 5

  • 2:25-2:40: Session 6

  • 2:40-3:00: Session 7/last minute questions in lobby

Demos are integrated with information sessions about research, internships, curriculum, career pathways, and faculty advising. Optional Campus Tour. Scholarship opportunities also disbursed.

Register here for Explore Kent Chemistry Day! Please be sure to register by Friday, January 26th at 5:00 p.m.

Current Kent State students who are considering chemistry and biochemistry majors are also welcome and should contact the department directly to register at chemug@kent.edu

Contact our Undergraduate Office at 330-672-2405 or chemug@kent.edu if you have questions.

Check out our video gallery to hear our students describe their experiences in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

POSTED: Monday, December 4, 2023 10:01 AM
Updated: Monday, December 4, 2023 10:17 AM