Undergraduate Research Program
The WWU Chemistry Department offers a broad spectrum of research projects for the undergraduate student, beginning as early as the sophomore year. More and more of our graduating seniors leave with not only a degree from the department, but with two or more years experience as a member of a research team made up of both graduate and undergraduate students, led by a faculty member.
The undergraduate research student experience often includes presentations of research results at local and/or national professional meetings and appearances as co-authors on professional research publications. It is a unique opportunity to develop skills as a professional chemist/biochemist and is highly valued by both potential employers and graduate schools.
In July 2000, the department was awarded a multi-year "Department Development Grant" by the Murdock Charitable Trust and the Research Corporation for enhancement of the undergraduate research program. This is no better time to become involved in the department’s program than now!
Additional Summer Research Opportunities (NSF-REU Sites)
Back to top