Diversity & Outreach

The Chemistry Department at Boston College embraces the goal of achieving equitable representation by underrepresented minorities and women on our faculty and staff and within the ranks of our postdoctoral research associates, graduate students, and undergraduate student majors. We recognize that fundamental inequalities are introduced early in the educational process and persist throughout all levels of the university. As a department, we are undertaking specific, concrete actions to enhance racial and gender equity at all levels.


Science students

Students from Saint Columbkille’s School in Brighton, Massachusetts show off the results of their chemistry experiments at the Merkert Chemistry Center during summer camp at Boston College. This outreach event was organized by Dr. John Boylan, Director of the Center for NMR, and Mr. Harcharan Rai, Senior Lab Technician.


We are particularly proud of chemistry outreach activities for students at all stages of learning. We seek to engender an interest in science in younger students by engaging their natural curiosity and wonder with the physical world. Through campus visits and summer research laboratory opportunities, we seek to challenge and inspire older students to pursue careers in the chemical sciences.


Boston College fully complies with the letter and spirit of applicable laws, statutes and regulations that govern equal opportunity and affirmative action efforts for women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans, and veterans with disabilities.



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