The department's love of chemistry is often shared with the community by students and faculty. During National Chemistry week, students and faculty visit local schools to do demonstrations and supervise hands-on activities.
The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry participates each summer in the Science for Kids program. Initiated through funding provided by HHMI, the program is currently supported through the College and is part of the Chester Children's Chorus 5 week summer program. Senior Lecturer Ginger Heck, Lab Instructor Caroline Burkhard, Professor Kathleen Howard and many undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry research students have been involved in this program. The five weeks of hands-on chemistry experimentation culminate in a science fair.