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Chemistry Research


Research takes your education further.

By completing research as an undergrad, you’ll build a strong resume, apply your knowledge and enhance your skills. You might even contribute new discoveries to improve your community!

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Research for Credit

Complete CHEM 496 to earn credits while doing a research project. As part of the course, you'll prepare a research proposal, and work with a professor identify the research arrangement and how you'll complete the work to fulfill the course objectives within the assigned term.

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Independent Study

Got an idea for a topic to explore? You can complete your own independent study for research. Through our facilities and equipment, you'll be prepared to explore your interests and make new discoveries.

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Research Labs

Each chemistry faculty member runs their own research lab and is always looking for students who want to participate. If you're interested, visit our contact page to see each professor's research interests.

Eric Tiegs, Global Market Manager EMD Electronics

Real World

"In my senior year, I did organic chemistry research for Dr. Wondergem. It was during that research opportunity I got my first real world experiences with chemical synthesis.  We were attempting to make a manufacture a molecule that required multiple synthesis and purification steps.  High volume chemical manufacturing is performed using this same concept, albeit on a much larger scale."

Eric Tiegs '09
Global Market Manager EMD Electronics

Professor Julie Wondergem

Want to Know More?

Professor Julie Wondergem, the chair for our program, is an avid researcher and regularly works with students in her lab. If you have questions about research, get in touch with her.

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