Student Opportunities

  • Clubs and Organizations

    Gannon’s chemistry students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through involvement in student organizations like the Gannon University Chemistry Club, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Erie local section, and the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honors Society.

    Chemistry Club

    The Gannon University Chemistry Club is an organization open to all chemistry majors as well as any students enrolled in chemistry classes. The club offers to its members a chance to participate in science-related community service both on- and off-campus. Notably, the club participates in Millcreek Mall's annual Chemistry Day, where the members demonstrate basic scientific principles to local children.

    Scholarships and Awards

    Gannon Chemistry Contest

    The Gannon Chemistry Contest program awards three scholarships each year for:

    • $12,000 ($3,000/year for four years at Gannon)
    • $8,000 ($2,000/year for four years at Gannon)
    • $4,000 ($1,000/year for four years at Gannon)

    Entering freshman students wishing to apply for the scholarships should sign up to take a 30 minute exam intended to assesses their background in chemistry.

    American Chemical Society Scholarships

    The American Chemical Society, the largest membership organization devoted to the study and advancement of a single science, sponsors a scholarship program for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology. Students interested in two-year college programs for chemical technology may also qualify for scholarships. The program is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology. The goal of the scholarship program is to aid in building an awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in the chemical sciences and chemical technology by assisting students in acquiring the skills and credentials needed for success in these areas.