Semester Winds Down, Summer Research Gears Up

As the semester winds down for thousands of undergraduate students on NDSU’s campus, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is gearing up for this summer’s NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program entitled “Research on the Prairie”. Next week students will be arrive from all over the country to participate in research in the molecular sciences. This research program partners undergraduate students who have typically had little opportunity to explore research with faculty and graduate students in laboratories doing cutting edge research.

Continue reading for more information about the NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry REU program.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Research on the Prairies is a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students.  Participants will work alongside faculty to engage in cutting-edge research in the molecular sciences.  Participants will receive a $5000 stipend and on-campus housing. The summer 2014 program will run from May 27 through August 1.

Throughout the intensive summer program, participants will learn to think creatively and independently about research and to communicate their results in multiple contexts.  Weekly seminars, informal research meetings, and trips to regional attractions are planned. The summer program will culminate in an undergraduate research symposium that showcases participants’ progress throughout the summer.

This program is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF-CHEM #1062701).