Who We Are

The ChemDUG is the Brown Chemistry Department Undergraduate Group, representing the concentrations in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Physics. It is composed of Brown students—from freshmen to seniors—active in networking, hosting events, and leading departmental outreach to Brown and its community. Anyone who is interested in taking part in DUG activities is welcome. 

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What We Do

The ChemDUG hosts a broad range of events each year. Below are just a few examples, and new ideas are always welcome!

A Night of Chemistry

For the past few years, the DUG has hosted an evening of exciting chemistry demonstrations featuring "flames, color changes, and glow-in-the-dark." Attendance has comprised undergrads and students from local high schools. Since 2014, the Night of Chemistry has been featured as an ADOCH event, filling MacMillan 117 with newly admitted high school students. 

Science Communication & Professional Development Workshop

In 2015, the ChemDUG collaborated with the Physics and DEEPS departments to host a professional development event focused on communicating science and networking in the science world. 

Chemistry Degree Day 

The DUG hosts Chemistry's annual Degree Day. DUG members invite a panel of alumni with degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Physics to discuss their post-Brown career paths. 

And when do we plan all this? 

Planning meetings are held several times during the academic year. Anyone interested in planning is welcome to attend a meeting (no concentration required!). Planning meetings are great opportunities to present new ideas, too. Sign up for the Chem Department listserv to receive emails about planning meetings.