Outreach Programs > UVA Chemistry LEAD Program

The UVA Chemistry LEAD Program is designed to promote science education and chemistry awareness in the local community.  For more detailed information about LEAD, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/uvachemistrylead/.

L: Learning through
E: Experiments
A: And
D. Demonstrations

Graduate students from the Department of Chemistry perform demonstrations and lead activities for Charlottesville-area elementary school students in accordance with the Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools


  • Show chemistry is fun and that anyone can do chemistry!!!
  • Improve contacts between University and K-12 science teachers
  • Inspire University Chemistry students to become educators
  • Teach elementary students fundamental concepts in chemistry through hands on experiments
  • Improve leadership and communication skills of graduate students


4th/5th grade – A Pirate’s Plea (Vitamin C Test)

 To contact LEAD to schedule a visit to your school or other science related activity please e-mail us at uvalead@gmail.com.

President: Rob Dyer
Vice President: Jeff Myers
Treasurer: Eric Hunt
Secretary: Jacob Staley
Materials Manager: Emmanuel Toroitich