Environmental Chemistry

Environmental chemistry is the scientific study of the chemical and biochemical phenomena that occur in natural places. It should not be confused with green chemistry, which seeks to reduce potential pollution at its source. It can be defined as the study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the air, soil, and water environments; and the effect of human activity and biological activity on these. Environmental chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that includes atmospheric, aquatic and soil chemistry, as well as heavily relying on analytical chemistry and being related to environmental and other areas of science.

Environmental chemistry is the study of chemical processes occurring in the environment which are impacted by humankind's activities. These impacts may be felt on a local scale, through the presence of urban cities' air pollutants or toxic substances arising from a chemical waste site, or on a global scale, through depletion of stratospheric ozone or global warming. The focus in our courses and research activities is upon developing a fundamental understanding of the nature of these chemical processes, so that humankind's activities can be accurately evaluated.

Environmental chemistry involves first understanding how the uncontaminated environment works, which chemicals in what concentrations are present naturally, and with what effects. Without this it would be impossible to accurately study the effects humans have on the environment through the release of chemicals.

Environmental chemists draw on a range of concepts from chemistry and various environmental sciences to assist in their study of what is happening to a chemical species in the environment. Important general concepts from chemistry include understanding chemical reactions and equations, solutions, units, sampling, and analytical techniques.

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Matching Environmental Chemistry Colleges

Saint Edward's University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,550 average out-state tuition; $42,550 average in-state tuition
University of Georgia
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Dominican University of California
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Rhode Island College
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Northwest Nazarene University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,500 average out-state tuition; $28,500 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Environmental Chemistry Majors

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Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

$5,000 February 14, 2020 See Details

Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

award

$5,000

deadline

February 14, 2020
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Beekhuis Scholarship

Delaware Community Foundation

$3,000 March 15, 2020 See Details

Beekhuis Scholarship

Delaware Community Foundation

award

$3,000

deadline

March 15, 2020
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Lisa Kaminski Memorial Scholarship

Pay It Forward Cincinnati

$2,500 January 15, 2020 See Details

Lisa Kaminski Memorial Scholarship

Pay It Forward Cincinnati

award

$2,500

deadline

January 15, 2020
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Hans P. Loewen Scholarship

American Nuclear Society

$2,000 February 01, 2020 See Details

Hans P. Loewen Scholarship

American Nuclear Society

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$2,000

deadline

February 01, 2020
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Novus Biologicals Scholarship

Novus Biologicals

$1,500 December 13, 2019 See Details

Novus Biologicals Scholarship

Novus Biologicals

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$1,500

deadline

December 13, 2019
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Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship

Alliant Energy Foundation

$1,000 February 17, 2020 See Details

Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship

Alliant Energy Foundation

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$1,000

deadline

February 17, 2020
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John A. and Louise V. Maslin Scholarship

Delaware Community Foundation

$1,000 March 15, 2020 See Details

John A. and Louise V. Maslin Scholarship

Delaware Community Foundation

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$1,000

deadline

March 15, 2020
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Women in STEM Study.com Scholarship

Study.com

$500 April 01, 2020 See Details

Women in STEM Study.com Scholarship

Study.com

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$500

deadline

April 01, 2020
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THINK Scholars Program

MIT THINK Scholars Program

Up to $500 January 01, 2020 See Details

THINK Scholars Program

MIT THINK Scholars Program

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Up to $500

deadline

January 01, 2020
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David G. and Jacqueline M. Braithwaite Scholarship in Chemistry

East Texas Communities Foundation

Varies February 03, 2020 See Details

David G. and Jacqueline M. Braithwaite Scholarship in Chemistry

East Texas Communities Foundation

award

Varies

deadline

February 03, 2020
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