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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

pern1Kansas State Department of Chemistry REU Program in Biosecurity and Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at KSU is providing the opportunity for 10 students to perform cutting edge research for 10 weeks during the summer of 2018 (May 28th – August 3rd).  This research is funded by the National Science Foundations Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NSF-REU).

Students from all across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories [who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents] are eligible to apply. Applications are especially encouraged from students from institutions that do not have strong research programs and from colleges that traditionally have a large percentage of underrepresented minorities. Community college students are also highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students that are majoring in chemistry, or a related field, who have had at least one year (preferably two) of chemistry course work.

Program Description

During your stay at Kansas State you will spend 10 weeks doing cutting edge research under the supervision and mentoring by one of the faculty members in the department.  In addition you will learn how to use advanced chemical analysis instrumentation, how to write a short scientific paper, how to present your work at a scientific meeting, learn about the importance of ethics in science and about the nature of scientific inquiry.  In addition there will be time for fun trips, bowling, ice cream and pizza parties with other students interested in science.

Previous years projects along student presentations and publications.
2018 Projects

You can find a list of some of the potential research areas for you to work in here.

Financial Support

As a participating student you will be provided with a stipend of $5200 for the ten-week research experience. Your accommodations and meals are paid for by the program and travel to/from K-State for up to $750 will also be provided.

To Apply

Your complete application will consist of: 1) the completed online application form, 2) your transcript, and 3) letters of recommendation from 2 individuals.

Please send your transcripts and letters of recommendation to: chemistryreu@ksu.edu

Screening of applications will begin on February 15, 2018 and will continue until the 10 spots have been filled.

Please contact  Prof. Dr. Christopher T. Culbertson or Prof. Dr. Stefan H. Bossmann  directly if you have any questions or need more information.

Kansas State University
Department of Chemistry
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Manhattan KS 66506-0401
USA