Chemistry is often called the central science, as it provides the connection between mathematics and the physical, life, and applied sciences. Chemistry is the science of molecules and their transformations. Chemists study the composition, properties and reactivity of matter and synthesize and discover new molecules and materials. Students who pursue this minor can use the knowledge they gain to understand materials, energy production, and biotechnology, which is important to understanding and working with environmental systems.
Nano Fabrication and Processing Center: The Nano Fabrication Center is a research center dedicated to studies involving nanofabrication and manufacturing technology. The center involves research studies in several subjects such as semiconductors, bioengineering, microelectromechanical systems, optics, and thermoelectrics.
Rich Lab Soil, Water and Environmental Science Microbial Ecology Lab: The Rich Lab, also known as SWES-MEL, is a lab that does research on microorganisms and their impact on biogeochemistry and global change.
BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.