About Us

Columbia Chemistry Outreach (CCO) was established in 2020 to organize chemistry-affiliated outreach programs. We have gathered information about the various outreach initiatives that members of the Columbia Chemistry Department are involved in. In order to centralize that information and make it widely accessible, on this website you will find a page of programs with their descriptions and contact information. CCO is the Chemistry Department’s outreach committee, but we do not directly do any outreach. Instead, we connect volunteers and participants with existing opportunities. Via online resources as well as active outreach programs, CCO aims to drive a positive change across all demographics in our local Harlem and NYC communities, our department, and in the chemistry community as a whole by providing equitable access to knowledge, opportunities, and our network.