The University of Mary Washington celebrated its Centennial during the 2007-2008 academic year. To commemorate the anniversary, the Department of Chemistry commissioned a special periodic table, which is being created by several current UMW chemistry/art majors (Merida Marston and Nicole Young). The students hand crafted two sets of 111 element tiles, each with the symbol, atomic weight, and a design appropriate to the element.
One set of these tiles will be arranged in a periodic table and displayed in the Jepson Science Center. The other set was sold in a silent auction as part of the Centennial celebration dinner on April 12, 2008.