The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science has announced an anonymous gift of $125,000 to its Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Funds from the anonymous philanthropist will make a powerful impact on the program’s faculty, students, and facilities.
“Chemistry and biochemistry research is particularly instrument-intensive, and one of our greatest challenges is finding the funds to meet our instrument repair and maintenance needs,” stated Andrew Terentis, Ph.D., professor and department chair, FAU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “This gift will enable us to complete many of these repairs.”
In addition, the generous gift will also support research assistant stipends for graduate and undergraduate students, travel awards for faculty and/or students to attend research conferences, and help bridge funding for new faculty research projects.
“We are very thankful for the funding as it will enhance student research opportunities by making instruments more available, provide stipends to outstanding students, and provide faculty with funds to provide additional research opportunities to students,” expressed Terentis.