Why Give to Chemistry?

A Message from the Chair

Over recent years, the College of William & Mary has maintained the highest quality education and research that can be afforded to our students, not only through state of Virginia appropriations and other funds provided by the College, but through highly competitive monies garnered by our faculty from external proposals and contracts.

Our commitment to undergraduate education and research has led to the Chemistry Department being recognized as one of the premiere undergraduate programs in the country. The ability of the department to sustain that level of excellence seems to become more difficult with each passing year with the escalating costs in our general operations, thus affecting our ability to achieve higher goals and effective long-term planning.

Current funding priorities for the Chemistry Department include the following areas:

  • Instrumentation
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships
  • Scholarships

Your contribution in any of these areas, in any amount, will help our faculty members provide the best learning experience to our students. You can contribute on-line now with your credit card, using our secure web server. The contribution form will be pre-selected to direct your gift to the general academic fund for the Chemistry Department.

I thank you for your support.

Chris Abelt
Professor and Chair, Chemistry Department
757-221-2540
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