The department encourages participation in undergraduate research. Approximately 90% of our chemistry majors participate in undergraduate research projects for at least one semester before graduation. Most students participate in undergraduate research after the completion of 09-221, Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis, but early participation is possible in extraordinary circumstances.
- To get started, schedule and appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Karen Stump (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will be able to connect you with opportunities not only with chemistry faculty but with faculty from other departments (such as physics, biological sciences, materials engineering and biomedical engineering) who need chemists in their labs.
- Students who would like to propose their own original projects may apply for special grants (SURG awards) from the University's Undergraduate Research Initiative to help support their research efforts.
- The internship datatbase (for current students only) from the Career & Professional Development Center has internships available to chemistry students.