The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry cosponsors the New Mexico State University Chemistry Olympiad Competition, along with the American Chemical Society Rio Grande Section. The guidelines that are followed are in association with the American Chemical Society National Chemical Olympiad, which has local, regional, national, and international levels of competition, and The New Mexico State University Chemistry Olympiad Competition is one. For more information please click the following link: http://web.nmsu.edu/~davsmith/.
The Minority Access to Research Careers Program (MARC) is another outreach program that the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has. MARC is research training with goals to increase the number and capabilities of scientists from underrepresented minority groups who are engaged in biomedical research and to strengthen science curricula and student research opportunities at institutions with substantial minority enrollments in order to prepare minority students for research careers.