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.
I attended the Research Experience for Undergraduate Students at the University of Connecticut during the summer of 2015. I worked under Dr. Amy Howell and graduate student Drivya working on the Synthesis of Laureatin. After attending the REU program I continued my education at Central Connecticut State University and graduated with a BS in Chemistry. […]
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 […]
Posted on October 25, 2016
2017 Event Schedule
May 30 (Tue): Orientation.
Chemistry Building A304
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
May 31 (Wed): UConn EH&S Lab Safety Training.
Torrey Life Sciences (TLS) Room 111
9:00 am - 10:00 am
June 2 (Fri): UConn Chem REU Cook-Out Ashford Memorial Park
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
June 9 (Fri): UConn REU Cook-Out
Behind Young Building