• <a href="/live/image/gid/63/width/650/86398__DSC0487.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86398"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg" alt="Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry Anne Bentley leading a research lab in November 2020. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/63/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86398__DSC0487.rev.1607381088.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3067" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry Anne Bentley leading a research lab in November 2020. </div>

The Lewis & Clark chemistry faculty believe that learning to generate hypotheses, design experiments, collect data, and communicate results best prepares students for future endeavors, whether that is work in a laboratory, classroom, medical practice, or business. Thus, we are committed to providing research opportunities within the curriculum as well as outside, under the supervision of faculty mentors. The college’s location close to Oregon Health and Science University, Nike, and Intel facilitates collaborations, internships, and employment for chemistry majors.


  • L&C also has strong ties to the international community, and I was looking for a college on the West Coast that offered me the chance to continue learning Japanese.

    Kindra Jones BA ’19
    Chemistry | Portland, Oregon
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  • When I saw the incredible campus and interacted with some of the faculty, choosing Lewis & Clark was a no-brainer.

    Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21
    Mathematics and Chemistry (double) | Chandler, Arizona
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  • I founded a nonprofit called CareMeKuc in the beginning of college that partners with local stakeholders to rehabilitate child soldiers in northern Uganda. As part of that, I worked with chemistry professor Janis Lochner to address local dietary health problems such as kwashiorkor.

    Max Clary BA ’18
    Chemistry | Evergreen, Colorado
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