Department of Chemistry
- 1889 Department of Chemistry established
First Chemistry courses
Courses in chemistry taught when the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts opens
First Masters degree conferred
The first masters degree was conferred. Frank Theophilus Meacham was awarded a Master of Science in Chemistry.
First degrees conferred to women
The first degrees are conferred to women at NC State. Recipients are Jane McKimmon, B.S. in business administration; Charlotte Nelson, B.S. in education; and Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough, M.S. in chemistry. Yarbrough was the first female graduate to have completed all coursework while at NC State, and she went on to become the first woman to earn a master's degree at NC State.
Department of Chemistry assignment
The Department of Chemistry is placed under the administration of the School of Agriculture.
Department of Agriculture and Biological Chemistry
Department of Chemistry is renamed the Department of Agriculture and Biological Chemistry.
Female chemist J.C. Richmond of State College is awarded a grant to study the Vitamin C content in goat's milk and the presence of nicotinic acid in cow's milk.
Department of Agriculture and Biological Chemistry relocated
Department of Agriculture and Biological Chemistry relocates from Winston Hall to Withers Hall.
Female faculty increases
Twenty-two women are listed on the faculty, most at the instructor or laboratory technician level. Departments with more than one female member include English (six), Statistics (three), Textiles (three), and Modern Languages (two). Women are also on the faculty in Architecture, Agricultural Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry, Engineering, Research, and Agronomy.
Department of Chemistry
The Department of Agriculture and Biological Chemistry is renamed the Department of Chemistry.
Department of Chemistry relocated
The Department of Chemistry is transferred from the School of Agriculture to the School of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics.
- 7/1/1960 School of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics established
Protective eyewear required in Chemistry labs
All Chemistry lab students must now wear protective eyewear, as voted on by the Chemistry Department, regardless of whether that student otherwise wears glasses.
Department of Chemistry moves
The Department of Chemistry moves from Withers Hall to Dabney Hall.