Program Information

The stipend for the program will be $3000 for a ten-week period, from May 27 to August 1, 2014. The student will be expected to treat the research experience as a full-time commitment during the ten-week period. The student will make oral presentations for their peers and faculty during the course of the 10-week project. At the completion of the program, the student will write a formal research paper on their summer project and will do a poster presentation in conjunction with other CNS students involved in summer research.

Obtaining credit for research

Credit for CHEM 3600 - 2 credits of undergraduate research may be earned during a semester following completion of the summer research program. If you wish to receive credit for summer research, you should stop by the office toward the end of July to pick up the form to request the 2 credits for Fall Semester. This needs to be signed by your mentor and the Department Head. Following this, turn in to Barb Reid and she will enroll you for the 2 credits.

Application Information

Please read the application procedures. Applications should be received by 5 pm Friday, November 8, 2013. Applications can be submitted using the online application form. Those selected will be notified by Friday, December 13, 2013.

Faculty accepting summer undergraduate researchers:

Areas of Interest
Sarah Boesdorfer Assistant Professor Chemistry Education Research, Chemistry Teacher Education Research
Melisa Cherney Assistant Professor Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Spectroscopy
Martin Chin Professor Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Dawn Del Carlo Associate Professor Chemistry Education Research
Jeffrey Elbert Associate Professor Organic Chemistry, Physical Organic Photochemistry, Green Chemistry, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Kirk Manfredi Professor Identifying biologically active natural products from prairie plants and cultered fungi; developing techniques to determine the absolute stereochemistry and regiochemsitry of complex carbohydrates.
Eric Peterson Assistant Professor Protein folding and conformational changes; protein reaction dynamics and energetics; biophysical chemistry; time-resolved laser spectroscopy; sol-gel encapsulation of proteins.
Joshua Sebree Assistant Professor I am interested in the organic processes taking place in the atmosphere of Titan and other celestial bodies. Of particular interest is how organic aerosols interact with solvents at cryogenic temperatures.
Laura Strauss Professor Inorganic Chemistry, Solid-State Chemistry, Magnetic Materials, Hydrogen-Storage Materials
Colin Weeks Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Porous Materials