The Department of Chemistry has three main websites, each with a different purpose. They include: Badger Chemist News, a site with information for alumni and donors,, the main outward facing department website, and Chem Connect, our department intranet which holds content for those who work in our department. All three websites are accessible from the top right menu of the main Department of Chemistry website.

In addition to our department websites, many of our facilities (for example shops) have their own websites, as do many of the laboratories and faculty members. If you or your organization would like a website and are officially part of the department, please reach out to for information on how to get started. If you have an older site that needs to be updated, we can help with that as well. We encourage use of WiscWeb services to make sure all new sites follow accessibility and UW branding guidelines.

Here is a breakdown of places where information about you or your work may appear:

  • People Pages
    The people pages are just simple pages on our main department site. Every person who works in the department has a people page. You may link to a lab group website or personal website (if the content is professional) from that page. Our chemistry librarian, Ariel Andrea, can help with the addition of faculty publications. If you are a graduate student or postdoc who would like to add publications, please add them as a text list with links. Everyone (faculty, staff and students) should include a photo and a biography. Example of a people page
  • Cards
    If you’re on a committee or in a leadership role, you may notice that your information appears on a card on the intranet or main website. The information on your card should match what is on your people page, so you only need to submit it once. Here is an example of a card.
  • Lab Group Websites
    These are more robust, separate sites with multiple pages and more information about the staff in a lab. Many professors select a trusted graduate student or postdoc to help manage the content on this site. To request a lab group website or to transfer your content from an old to a new lab group website, contact our communications department.
  • Personal Websites
    If you have a personal website that contains professional information, you may request that we link to it from your people page. We encourage professional staff, undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs to create personal websites that showcase research and CV material. Please reach out if you would like advisement on how to get started or how to curate content. Links to personal sites that do not focus on research, professional experience or education may not be approved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Department Websites

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How can I edit my people page?

Go to your page from Scroll to the bottom and click LOGIN. We run two different websites that merge together as one, so you will only find the LOGIN link on the people pages. Use your chemistry credentials to log in, then select EDIT from near the top of the page (right under the menu bar).

Alternatively, you may complete the People Page Setup form, but updates can take up to a month.

How do I report a broken link?

Broken links will often land a user on this page. Please complete the form at the bottom so we may address the issue.

How to I make a change to one of the department's websites?

Please complete this form to request a change to any of our websites.

How can I add a calendar entry?

Find a link to add a calendar entry under the calendar on the main website’s home page. You may also access the form here. Please allow several days for your information to appear. If you need something added more quickly, please complete the form and follow up with an email to

How can I submit an award or update my awards listing?

Please use the this form to submit an award. We use these submissions to notify the department, write stories and update awards listings. They are also often included in our annual Badger Chemist Magazine.

How can a faculty member update their profile page?

Faculty members should use this form to request profile updates. We will periodically email all faculty to request updates, but the form may be used at any time. All instances in which this content is used – on the main website and on the intranet will be updated to show the same information.

Questions About New Website Setup

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How can I create a new website?

Website services are available for groups or people affiliated with the university. They use a UW-branded WordPress template. Email to start the process, then watch the beginners training videos while your site goes through the setup process.

I already have a website. Why should I update it or change to a new system?

Website technology improves rapidly. Those improvements ensure that digital environments are accessible and free from barriers for all members of the University community. Learn more about the university’s World Wide Web Accessibility Policy here.

I have a WiscWeb site, but need help understanding how to use it.

Please view the beginner videos here. You may also learn more about WiscWeb’s training and help resources here.