Undergraduate chemistry majors are encouraged to participate in the Undergraduate Research Program. The student should consult with faculty members in the department and select one under whose guidance the student undertakes a specific research project. The student has the opportunity to join a research group, to work with faculty, graduate students, and research associates. Many such research projects have resulted in papers published in scientific journals and co-authored by undergraduate students. Please consult the individual faculty member for information on the research.
CHEM 397: Undergraduate Research (1-6). Independent research for candidates for honors in chemistry and other qualified students. Not open to graduate students. Prerequisite: consent of department.
CHEM 398: Undergraduate Research/Senior Capstone Project (3-6). Independent project within a research group in the chemistry department or, by approval, within a research group in another Case department. Arrangements should be made by consultation with the faculty member selected and the Senior Capstone Committee of the chemistry department. Open to all chemistry majors and other qualified students. Satisfies the research requirement for Honors in Chemistry. A written report and public oral presentation is required. (Approved Sages Capstone) Prereq: Consent of department.
Please see the Undergraduate Handbook for full details and requirements.
Please see the faculty section for a list of specialties.
In past years, limited opportunities have been available for qualified undergraduate students from Case Western Reserve University and elsewhere to participate in on-going research projects. The appointments usually carry stipends, in which case no graduation credit is granted. Interested students should contact faculty members on their own initiative, since many of the summer research arrangements are made informally.
For more information, please see our Guide to Undergraduate Research in Chemistry at CWRU.