The department offers three undergraduate research courses (CHEM 210, CHEM
310, and CHEM 410) each of which may be taken twice for credit. These courses
provide you a valuable opportunity to carry out an original research project in
some specialized area of chemistry of mutual interest to you and a supervising
chemistry faculty member. Collaboration on such a project will enhance your
skills in creative problem-solving and in application of laboratory and
instrumental techniques to a real-world problem. In addition you will be
required to work closely with a faculty mentor and to have interpersonal skills
needed in graduate school and the industrial workplace. For information
regarding current projects, contact any member of the faculty.
Students can do chemistry research at
Ph.D.-granting institutions as well by applying to NSF-REU
programs. All of the NSF-REU programs pay a substantial stipend
($500 or more per week) for you to do 8-10 weeks of research.
Once you complete an NSF-REU research activity, you can get
research or internship credit for your experience in the
following semester. Click on the NSF-REU link for application
internships should be addressed primarily to Dr. Ed Senkbeil but all members of the
department are happy to assist you. Other internship information
may be available through the Henson School dean's office.