Chemistry & Biochemistry is an active and growing major at Baylor. In Fall ’17 we had 537 undergraduate majors, with 136 minors, and had 122 student graduate over the year (second biggest in Texas!). We also have one of the largest graduate programs on campus, with 17 research active faculty and 70 graduate students.
We invite you to consider two different funds to support, both with matching challenges.
The first is for an undergraduate scholarship in honor of recently retired Prof. David Pennington. In 50 years of teaching at BU, David had a tremendous impact on our preHealth students as a member for 40 years of the PreMedical/PreDental Advisory Committee, and its chair for 19 years. He wrote literally thousands of recommendation letters for BU graduates applying to Medical School, and is fondly remembered as a caring teacher and mentor by many Baylor alumni. We have a matching donation of up to $1,200 to the Dr. David E. Pennington Endowed Scholarship Fund which was established to honor his many years of service.
Gifts towards the Chemistry Excellence Fund are used to enhance activities and visibility of the chemical research done in our department. For example, this past year Excellence funding was used to provide stipends for three undergraduates working in research labs over the summer in the B-True Fellows Program. It was also used to pay for graduate and undergraduate student travel to conferences. For instance, this last year it helped cover travel costs for an undergraduate to attend the UN Council of Parties (COP) Climate Meetings in Washington DC and in Bonn, Germany. Because of the vital needs that this fund is used to address we have a matching donation of up to $10,000 for gifts made to the Chemistry Excellence Fund.
Click on the Make A Gift link above to support your area of passion for Chemistry and Biochemistry!