Carnegie Mellon University
students at laboratory hood

Undergraduate Education

  • Innovative laboratory experiences with modern instrumental methods of analysis and synthesis
  • Use technology to enhance teaching
  • Faculty advisors for help in selecting courses, finding research or internship opportunities, and deciding on their next educational or career choices
  • Participation in research
graduate student at instrument

Graduate Education

  • Excellent access for 1-1 interaction with research advisors
  • Strong relationships with advisory committee members, who sometimes become collaborators.
  • Interdisciplinary research centers facilitate broad training
  • Professional development opportunities in teaching and entrepreneurship
Catalina Achim doing a demonstration for middle school teachers


  • The ChemZone is our educational outreach program for K-12 grade students, teachers, and the community at large. Through ChemZone, our faculty, staff and students are involved in outreach activities and creating educational materials that can be used in teaching core concepts of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. Schedule an in-person (or virtual) visit to your classroom or other event so we can illustrate how chemistry is the foundation for science related to bio- and nanotechnology, energy, and sustainable living. ChemZone also maintains ChemKits - a lending library of free kits for PA teachers to be used in classrooms.
screen shot of the Virtual Lab

Online Learning

  • David Yaron’s Chemistry Collective develops computer-based environments, such as a flexible virtual lab, that enable college and high school students to work on activities similar to practicing chemists. Ongoing research evaluates the effectiveness of these environments as well as how to build online communities to further develop digital libraries for science education.