Our principal objective is the exposure of undergraduates from primarily non-Ph.D. granting institutions to a stimulating research environment. We especially encourage women to apply to our program. Taking advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities including wheel chair accessible fume hoods in our new Chemistry building and the extensive infrastructure at the UConn supporting students with disabilities, we also welcome applications from this group.
Participants will spend 10 weeks working with UConn faculty and graduate students on a research project at the cutting-edge of chemistry. The research program is accompanied by a series of seminars and a varied social program.
Participants will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of scientific research, experience the intellectual delights of discovery, practice both verbal and written communication of research results, and secure a foundation for making informed decisions regarding future careers.