The field of chemistry is concerned with the structure of matter, its transformations, and the energy changes related to these transformations. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine is comprised of active and engaged faculty who are committed to involving students in scientific research and has been a leader in providing students with meaningful research experiences early in the curriculum.

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Two Portland High School students working on Chem Lab at USM
A group of University of Southern Maine students and faculty sparked a partnership with Portland High School's environmental science class, working together to find out just what's killing all the fish in the Green River.
USM is pleased to announce its undergraduate chemistry program has received accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS).
The USM Chemistry department now offers an ACS accredited degree in chemistry. See the Degrees and Certificates page for details.

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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