Chemistry Careers + Alumni

Hit the ground running

Whether our chemistry graduates are headed to graduate school or to jobs in the industry, they are taking with them a set of technical and communication skills that set them up for success.

Where our chemistry alumni are working:

  • Advance Product Quality Chemist at 3M
  • Account Manager at Hydrite Chemical Co.
  • Analytical Chemist at Covance Chemical Co.
  • Associate Chemist at Nestlé Health Science
  • Chemical Mix Technician at Rockline Industries
  • Chemist at Stresau Laboratory, Inc.
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist at Mayo Clinic
  • Commanding officer of a nuclear submarine
  • Hospital Generalist at Pathology Medical Services/Nebraska LabLInc.
  • Lab Technician at Myriad Genetics
  • Purchasing Agent at Hydrite Chemical Co.
  • Quality &Process Control Supervisor at Hormel Foods
  • Territory Manager at Garratt-Callahan Company
  • and many more. . . .

Where our chemistry alumni have gone on to grad school:

  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Riverside
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Boston University
  • UW-Madison, schools of medicine and law
  • University of Oregon
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Michigan
  • Nanjing University of Technology
  • and many more . . .

Among 186 chem grads in the past 5 years, there are:

Chemistry alumni: Where are they now?

Dr. Mike Carney (center), a 1983 UW-Eau Claire graduate who now teaches at his alma mater, and his student research team are working on a project with a UW-Eau Claire graduate who now teaches chemistry at Northland College.  Three generations of Blugolds

Blugolds reducing plastic waste

A research team that includes three generations of Blugolds is gaining international attention for developing a new method for converting waste plastics into useful chemicals.

Generations of success
Good for what ales you

Good for what ales you

Klisch, a 1981 UW-Eau Claire graduate, is owner and president of Lakefront Brewery, a regional craft brewery located in the Beerline neighborhood of the city of Milwaukee, on the bank of the Milwaukee River.

Chemistry of brewing

Chemistry at UW-Eau Claire

Nestle connection to UWEC chemistry

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Blugold chemists — we want to hear from you!

Alumni: Please let us know what you are up to and how you are doing. Send a letter or an e-mail (pictures are great!) to one of your old professors, your advisor, your research mentor, or even the Chair. We really enjoy hearing from you! Please stay in touch.

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