Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry

Laboratory research in chemistry at UVM:

Funded research opportunities in Chemistry at UVM:

Research funding and stipends are also available to undergraduates to perform research during the academic year and particularly during the summer through several mechanisms:

The Martin E. Kuehne Organic Chemistry Summer Fellowship for a UVM chemistry major wishing to pursue research in organic chemistry during the summer with a Chemistry faculty member. The Martin Kuehne Fellowship was established by a gift from Louise Foley, Ph.D., who graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from UVM in 1965. Prof. Kuehne (now emeritus) was an important force in Dr. Foley's life as an undergraduate at UVM. Dr. Foley comments: "At a time when women were given few opportunities, Prof. Kuehne selected me to do summer research in his group and thus made it possible for me to discover my love of doing research in organic chemistry."

The A. Paul Krapcho Chemistry Summer Fellowship for a UVM undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major wishing to pursue research in chemistry during the summer with a Chemistry faculty member. This award has been generously funded by Paul A. Anderson, Ph.D., who graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from UVM in 1959. Prof. Krapcho (now emeritus) has been an inspiration to numerous undergraduate chemistry majors, igniting love for chemistry.

The Summer Research Fund for Women in Chemistry for a UVM female undergraduate chemistry major wishing to pursue research in chemistry during the summer.

Special courses for independent study in chemistry:

Research at other institutions and with companies:

The Department of Chemistry receives notices of opportunities from other schools and companies for summer employment and fellowships for students to work in chemistry and chemistry-related areas during the summer months.

Interaction with other chemistry students:

Chemcats is a student-run group sponsored by the Department of Chemistry for students in chemistry to meet as a group.  The group plans chemistry related activities and field trips.

Interaction with chemistry faculty and graduate students:

Upper-level majors usually attend the weekly chemistry seminar series where outside speakers come to talk about their research. The topics cover a broad range of chemistry and biological aspects of chemistry.  Students have the opportunity to meet and talk with the speakers.

The Department of Chemistry maintains a family atmosphere.  There are a variety of social events where Department members get together informally as a group that include the upper undergraduate majors.