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  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Science Division
    • Kirkbride, Room 323
    • tel: 610-499-4002

  • Andrea E. Martin, PhD

    • Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
    • Kirkbride Hall, Room 466B
    • tel: 610-499-4515


Clubs and Organizations, Chemistry

Chemistry majors are some of the most active students on campus. 

Through different clubs and organizations, they routinely use their time outside of the classroom to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the community such as volunteering to be a tutor for area high school students, tree planting events in Chester, and fundraising to buy calculators for local elementary school students.

But they know how to have fun too as the Chemistry Club sponsors activities such as the fall science picnic and “tie-dye for Mole Day” when students tie-dye their lab coats or t-shirts.

Below are a few chemistry clubs and organizations offered to students at Widener.

Chemistry Club

The Chemistry Club is made up of undergraduates who enjoy science and want to share their passion with others. The club engages in fun and exciting science activities with area school children and teachers to help spark a love of science among today’s youth. One of those activities is the Chem Club Haunted Walk. Members also recently put their minds together to win the 2014 Chemistry Wars, a science competition co-hosted by Temple University and the University of the Sciences.

Alpha Chi Sigma

Alpha Chi Sigma is a co-ed professional fraternity that works to bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship, while striving for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession, and aid its members in attaining their ambitions as chemists. Widener’s Gamma Omega colony was established in late 2007 and was granted chapter status in May 2012.

Environmental Club

Widener has pride in going green. The Environmental Club is open to all students at the university and holds multiple events throughout the year to bring awareness to protecting the environment. Some projects include a “Save the Seas Night” and re-labeling the storm drains around campus to deter littering.