Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Research is a vital component in the education of a chemist. The chemistry department has a growing undergraduate research program that allows students the opportunity to work on a research project under the direction of a faculty member. Doing research as an undergraduate student lets you explore research as a possible career option, helps clarify your career goals, and provides you with valuable experience that can help you gain admission to graduate or professional school.
Undergraduate research projects often lead to publications in professional journals and to presentation at local and national meetings. The current opportunities for undergraduate research in chemistry at Rocky Mountain College include studies on the structure and function of polymers and surfactants and the environmental impact of pharmaceutical products in rivers and streams around the state.
There are also a wide variety of summer internships and research opportunities available in laboratories at other institutions for undergraduate students interested in chemistry and biochemistry. Many of these opportunities are funded by the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. If you are interested in learning more about these types of opportunities, you can visit the NSF-REU website or speak with a member of the chemistry department or your academic advisor.
Please contact a specific chemistry professor for additional information on his or her research interests.