Undergraduate Research

Meghan Cahill conducting research
Chemistry major Meghan Cahill conducts research with Professor Christy Haynes and the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.

As an undergraduate, you have a number of opportunities to conduct research with our outstanding faculty, graduate students, and post-doctorates. Participating in a research project is a good way to develop the skills that research requires, and 60 percent of our chemistry majors are involved in research before they graduate. Research is also an excellent opportunity to get to know our professors. If you are considering graduate school, this is the best way to sample graduate student life.

University and department opportunities for its undergraduates. Contact information about those are:

135 Smith Hall
Stephanie Stathopoulos
Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies
(612) 624-8008

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Lee Penn
(612) 626-4680

In addition, there are a number of research opportunities for students not from the University of Minnesota, including the Summer Lando/NSF REU, and via our research centers.