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Chem 2020 commencement

2020 Virtual Chemistry Convocation

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Message from Prof. Peter Tonge, Chair of the Chemistry Department

Prof. Peter TongeCongratulations to the class of 2020! I am looking forward to welcoming you and your families to our Chemistry Department’s 50th Convocation. This year, for the first time in history, we will be holding our commencement ceremony online. You have faced unprecedented challenges this semester but you have succeeded, and we wish you all the best for the next stage of your journey.

Message from Dr. Nicole Sampson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Chemistry

Congratulations Department of Chemistry Class of 2020 and to the parents, partners, siblings, and friends who supported them. Thank you for joining us to honor our students and be a part of this special celebration.

The past couple of months have brought new challenges unlike many of us have ever known. I applaud each of you, our amazing Seawolves in your Stony Brook red. Our courageous and dedicated students who did not lose sight of the finish line, eager to complete this phase of your education and achieve your dreams. Our next wave of leaders.

Today, toss your virtual caps in the air. You’ve earned it. You made it! And it will be an experience you will never forget.


Dean Sampson

Department Convocation Video

The Department Convocation will be streamed to YouTube starting at 8 am on Friday, May 22nd. The link will be activated before the ceremony on Friday morning.


Undergraduate awards link

Graduate awards link


Commencement Address: "Chemistry—Your Future Full of Innovation and Impact"

Dr. Christopher am Ende

Dr. Christopher am Ende
Stony Brook Chemistry M.S., 2008; Ph.D., 2013
Associate Research Fellow
Internal Medicine, Medicinal Chemistry
Pfizer, Inc.

Graduate Student Speakers

Amanda Carr

Ilana Heckler

Undergraduate Student Speakers

Chloe Savino

Jackie Zheng

Pat Herley Memorial Joke

Prof. Joseph Lauher

Commencement Video

Frequently Asked Questions

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