Chemistry, Careers, and You

Eligibility Requirements

Rising ninth through 12th graders. To participate in the residential experience, students must be at least 15 years old.


Mies Campus 


July 22–August 2 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


Residential: $3,000; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration

Commuter: $2,000; a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration


Program Description

This program will provide hands-on teaching lab experiences in the modern chemical sciences, as well as mentoring and career exploration with alumni, faculty, and professionals in research, industry, education, medicine, and other health professions. Students will gain hands-on experience in the chemistry teaching laboratory using chemical reactions, scientific method, chemoinformatics, analytical devices, computing tools, interrelations of chemical sciences with biology, physics, and other professions, and by converting and analyzing chemicals found in the environment and on our own bodies. Students will be provided a lab manual and guided by instructors and teaching assistants. This will expose students to the multitude of different career paths that are available in the chemical sciences, and make them aware of the exciting science available to them. This course is being offered for two college credits (as a substitute for CHEM 100 Introduction to the Profession).

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be exposed to a variety of techniques used in the fields of chemistry
  • Students will be exposed to different career options for those majoring in the chemical sciences


Illinois Tech Associate Teaching Professor Somdev Banerjee

Illinois Tech Laboratory Manager Cinthya Osuna


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