The Chemistry Platoon

Veterans Helping Veterans in Chemistry

The University of Iowa is among the most military-friendly Universities in the United States, which is due in large part to our outstanding Military and Veteran Student Services group in the UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment, and the University of Iowa Veterans Association (UIVA). There are currently over 2000 veterans and military affiliates on campus, and many of them end up taking an introductory chemistry course at some point during their academic career.  Professor Daly, a three-year active Army veteran and M1 Abrams tank crewman is leading the development of an NSF-supported STEM outreach program called the Chemistry Platoon. This program is aimed at bringing together student Veterans at the University of Iowa so they can work together to improve their fundamental understanding of Chemistry.

Gunner Pit

Professor Daly (then specialist Daly) in the gunner pit of an M1 Abrams Tank.

Are you a student Veteran taking a chemistry course at the University of Iowa? Do you feel like you need some additional help to be successful in the course? Do you want to meet other veterans and military affiliates on campus? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Chemistry Platoon may be for you. If you are interested, email Professor Daly for the Chemistry Platoon meeting times and locations for the current semester.


News Highlights

"Chemistry Platoon - Raising GPAs, Raising Morale" from the National Science Foundation

"Chemistry Platoon helps UI Student Veterans Succeed in Science" in IOWA Now

"UI Professor Heads STEM Outreach Program to Help Veterans Excel in Chemistry Class" in Diversity at Iowa 2017: Operation Outreach

"Chemistry Platoon Teaches Veterans More than Just Chemistry at U of I" from CBS 2 and Fox 28 News

"Chemistry Platoon Helps UI Student-Veterans Re-Adjust to Classroom" from The Daily Iowan