Expand your horizons with a degree in chemistry

Students pursuing Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in chemistry are exposed to the major sub disciplines of chemistry (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical), and are encouraged to immerse themselves in research under the direct guidance of faculty tackling cutting-edge problems in science.

Spotlight on a Student: Megan Yee, Researcher in the Andrew Lab

In the Andrew lab, my research focuses on achieving cooling and heating thermal control by utilizing different light interactions. I helped develop a synthesis process to make reflective coatings that affect cooling. These cooling coatings utilize highly reflective crystal structures to reflect solar light and avoid warming from the sun, while allowing heat from underneath the coating to pass through it and the atmosphere, into space. I then expanded my research to polymer coatings that absorb solar light to produce heat, similar to polar bear pelts and surface features of certain arctic moths and flora.

Megan Yee, Chemistry BS '25
headshot of Chemistry undergrad Megan Yee