REU Program

Research Experience for Undergraduates


The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the Academic Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which began during the fall semester of 2005. Students will have the opportunity to do research in a faculty mentor's laboratory as well as participate in scheduled events. The scheduled events may include seminars on faculty research, writing, patents and licensing, presentation skills, and graduate school. The REU Program offers a variable credit course, CHM 4970 (1, 2, or 3 credits) and a zero-credit option, IDS 4914. To receive credit, students will be required to write a short research paper as well as present a poster at an end of semester poster event.

Within these pages you will find information about the research projects, the faculty mentors, the guidelines, and the process for being matched with a mentor. Students must be matched with a mentor before they can register for CHM 4970 or IDS 4914. The REU Program is selective and competitive; therefore, interested students should apply as soon as possible.

Students should see an academic advisor to understand how REU credit for CHM 4970 impacts their degree progression or major requirements.