Chemical synthesis is an important tool in sustainable efforts of our society; new catalysts that use earth abundant materials is a major theme in our green chemistry science research.
We are making new catalysts for sustainable chemistry. Students learn skills in organic and inorganic chemical synthesis. These new catalysts use earth-abundant materials. Exploring new and exciting reactivities of these catalysts that we design is the core of our efforts and we are looking for motivated undergraduates seeking to hone their skills in chemistry!
Students will learn skills in chemical synthesis. These are important for students seeking to work in the chemical industry, especially those who might be interested in pursuing Master's or PhD level chemical education after graduation. Projects that are successful will result in publication in scientific journals, and students will be given opportunities to apply for funding and present their research at conferences.
|Length of commitment||Depends on student interest|
|Start time||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Level of collaboration||Varies|
|Benefits||Academic credit; some summer salary opportunities; ample outreach opportunities for pre-med students|
|Who is eligible||Enrollment in or completion of college organic chemistry course|
Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.