Giving to Chemistry & Biochemistry

Welcome from Professor Carl Carrano

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University. And to our alumni, welcome back! This page is for those considering a financial gift to our Department.

Individual and corporate donors may contribute to our new endowment. This endowment is vital to our mission of educating chemistry students and providing opportunities to researchers in the greater San Diego area.

Proceeds from the endowment directly benefit our students by funding educational, research, and travel opportunities that state funds no longer sustain. The endowment contributes to our weekly research seminar program, student and faculty attendance at national research conferences, and maintenance of the research labs in which all our chemistry majors learn to grapple with real scientific problems.

Let me thank you in advance for your gift. We are excited about the increasing visibility of our Department both on and off campus, a result of our significant growth over the last few years. We now have nearly 300 undergraduate majors, over 70 graduate students, and 6 new faculty members. With increasing external grant funding, we have published 165 research articles in major journals since 2005.

If you would like additional information about the academic or research programs in our department, please contact my office at (619) 594-5595. I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have and to fill you in on the latest developments here at SDSU.

Carl Carrano, Professor and AAAS Fellow

Opportunities to support Chemistry & Biochemistry at SDSU

  • Gifts of Endowment
  • Employer Matching Gifts
  • Invited Lectureships
  • Student Research Fellowships and Internships
  • Student and/or Faculty Research Awards
  • Student and/or Faculty Travel Grants
  • Mail a gift (payable to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry) to the following address.

    Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
    5500 Campanile Drive, GMCS 209
    San Diego, CA 92182-1030 (U.S.A.)