Beginning in the fall semester of 2012, students are required to complete the attached Research Application and meet with at least four research-active faculty members within the chemistry department prior to being placed into an undergraduate research group in the spring semester of 2013. These independent study courses are an opportunity for students to obtain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge sciences. In addition to talking to the faculty members, you are encouraged to converse with their current research students about their projects and experiences.
Research-active faculty: Drs. Carter, Desrochers, Dooley, Isom, Kelley, Marquis, Perry, Steelman, Tarkka, Taylor, Yang, and Yarberry.
After meeting with at least four research-active faculty within the department, rank your top two research groups on the application and explain why you would like to study in those particular laboratories. Finally, turn in the application to the chemistry department office (Laney 205). The deadline for the application is one week prior to the beginning date of advanced registration for the semester in which you plan to participate in research. Therefore, for application to participate in research during the summer and/or fall semester of 2013 and since advanced registration for summer and fall semesters of 2013 begins on Monday, April 1, 2013, the deadline for this application is Monday, March 25 of 2013.
Realize that research groups have a limited number of openings due to the nature of science being studied and that research is a unique learning opportunity. That said, the chemistry faculty will review your application and make every effort to place you in one of your top two research group selections. However, completion of this application does not guarantee you a research appointment.
Every effort will be made to inform you of the outcome of the application prior to registration so that you may register for courses accordingly.
Process for submitting an application for an undergraduate research position:
1) Complete part I of the application on-line and submit
2) Print part II of the application
3) Make appointments and interview four research active faculty members - obtain their signatures on top of part II of the form.
4) Complete choices 1 and 2 at the bottom of part II
5) Turn the completed part II of the form in to the chemistry department office (Laney 205)