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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates in the School of Molecular Sciences can enhance their preparation for careers in science by getting involved in cutting edge research. Working in a research group allows students to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills and cultivate independent work
  • Work with faculty mentors in interdisciplinary research groups
  • Experience the excitement of scientific discovery
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment
  • Publish results in scientific journals
  • Present results at scientific meetings
  • Receive college credit

Research requires a substantial time commitment but can be very rewarding. Research requires persistence, and a willingness to pursue difficult paths that may not reap immediate rewards. If you are interested in attending graduate school in chemistry or biochemistry then obtaining laboratory research experience is essential for a competitive application.