Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research experiences are encouraged for all chemistry and physics majors at SAU and are required for students obtaining the BS in chemistry degree. Many areas of research are available throughout the year and the summer to students including organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, biochemistry and chemical education.

Undergraduate research provides an opportunity for the undergraduate student to develop or utilize critical thinking skills, creativity and essential research techniques for chemical, health and other science related disciplines. Students participating in research collaborate with faculty members and other student researchers building student-mentor relationships.

Many of our students upon completion of their research projects have presented their research at state, regional and national meetings. Student participation in professional meetings provides an opportunity for students to interact and share experiences with student and faculty researchers from around the country.

The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates to navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience. Including:

  Lab Safety Record Keeping Experimental Design
Data Analysis Technical Writing Oral Presentations
Intellectual Property Nuts and Bolts of Undergraduate Chemistry Research Integrity
Networking Graduate School Careers in Industry
Undergraduate Research Program Scholarships and Fellowships