Our principal objective is to expose undergraduates from primarily non-Ph.D. granting institutions to a stimulating research environment. We especially encourage women and students from underrepresented groups to apply to our program. Participants will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of scientific research, experience the rewards of discovery, practice both verbal and written communication of research results, and secure a foundation for making informed decisions regarding future careers.
Participants will spend 10 weeks working with faculty and graduate students on research projects at the cutting-edge of chemistry. The research program is accompanied by a series of seminars and a varied social program.
Reflections on “a day in the life” and the overall impact of the program from UConnChem REU student Bree Hatfield. “Hey guys I’m Bree Hatfield, a participant of the UConn Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for the summer of 2016 in the Kumar lab. I am from Manteca, California and attend college at […]