Undergraduate researchChemistry students may choose from an array of chemistry research options that allow them to work one-on-one with world renowned faculty in a laboratory environment. Research students benefit from personal attention and excellent academic and career advising.
Get started as early in your undergraduate career as possible so you have a chance to build your skills and contribute to the research in the laboratory you work in. You may find that you can join a laboratory in your freshman year and continue until graduation.
- Step 1: Learn about the research going on in the department and beyond and identify two or three areas that interest you.
- Visit faculty web pages to learn about their fields of interest
- Talk to your faculty advisor
- Talk to other students and your TA's about their research
- Look at the posters in the hallways of the department
- Step 2: Contact two or three faculty members and ask for an appointment
- Discuss their research and the possibility of an undergrad position in their lab
- If you don't hear back within a few weeks, send another email or drop by their office
Science alum rocks for RileyAshley Riley 2014 Alumna, B.S. Chemistry, Forensic & Investigative Sciences, Pre-Med