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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Program Information


Summer research opportunities are only open to current UNI students.  

The stipend for the program will be $3000 for a ten-week period, from May 22 to July 28, 2017. The student will be expected to treat the research experience as a full-time commitment during the ten-week period. The student will make oral presentations for their peers and faculty during the course of the 10-week project. At the completion of the program, the student will write a formal research paper on their summer project and will do a poster presentation in conjunction with other CHAS students involved in summer research.

Obtaining credit for research

Credit for CHEM 3600 - 2 credits of undergraduate research may be earned for participation in the summer research program. 

Application Information

Please read the application procedures. Applications should be received by 5 pm Friday, February 10, 2017. Applications can be submitted using the online application form

Faculty accepting summer undergraduate researchers:

Name Areas of Interest
Martin Chin
Professor - Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Shoshanna Coon
Associate Professor - Physical Chemistry
Surface Chemistry
Jeffrey Elbert
Associate Professor - Organic Chemistry
Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Physical Organic Photochemistry.
Kirk Manfredi
Professor - Organic Chemistry
Identifying biologically active natural products from prairie plants and cultered fungi; developing techniques to determine the absolute stereochemistry and regiochemsitry of complex carbohydrates.
Joshua Sebree
Assistant Professor - Astrochemistry, Astrobiology
I am interested in the organic processes taking place in the atmosphere of Titan, Pluto and the early Earth. Of particular interest is the conditions that will lead to the formation of biological molecules from prebiotic hazes.
Laura Strauss
Department Head and Professor - Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry, Solid-State Chemistry, Magnetic Materials
Colin Weeks
Associate Professor - Inorganic Materials
Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Chemistry