The Chemistry Department offers summer research opportunities to chemistry majors and students from other universities. Participating in summer research can help jump-start your career.
Planning to participate in research this summer? The Benkovic Summer Research Award can help you fund your chemistry summer research experience. The Benkovic Award provides financial support for undergraduates who are conducting outstanding unpaid summer research on campus under the direction of a faculty member. Only undergraduates who are conducting research in chemistry at University Park during the summer of 2019 are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit an unofficial transcript and a one-page summary of your summer research plans to Stacy Englert (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2019. All applications must include a letter of support from the faculty member with whom the student plans to do research with.
Summer REU Program
The Department of Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in frontier chemistry research at one of the nation's premiere research institutions.
The National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focuses on catalysis and dynamics. You can perform research with the listed participating faculty on any of the topics of the REU program: we match your interests with those of current faculty.
Students work closely with a Penn State faculty member, together with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the research group.
How to Apply
Create a Friends of Penn State account at: https://accounts.psu.edu/
Complete the on-line application using the link in the next section (we recommend opening in a new window to keep the below instructions open) following the directions below:
Indicate two faculty members from whom we will request recommendations (please do not send these separately). We recommend that these letters be from your faculty advisor and a chemistry professor.
In your statement of research interests, Indicate your first, second and third choice of research project topics
Send an official transcript by regular mail to:
Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program
c/o The Department of Chemistry
The Pennsylvania State University
104 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA 16802
The Application closed on Feb 15th 2019