When Sarah Beckett Cleveland ’19 (CLAS), a biological sciences major, wanted to get involved in science research, she wasn’t sure she could make it work. She was financing her own education through academic-year jobs, and helping to support her mother in her hometown of Windsor.
“The program seeks to put people like me, who might be funding their education on their own, or are a first-generation student, in a place where they can afford to have incredible experiences like this,” she says.
At the sixth annual McNair Scholars poster exhibition this week, 19 rising juniors and seniors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources presented the results so far of their summer research projects. The projects ranged from genetics and immunology to muscle physiology and an EEG-operated robot. Continue reading →
The following students in Chemistry have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa this year. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most widely recognized honors society, celebrating achievement in the liberal arts and sciences. Congratulations to:
Vincent Pistritto, a chemistry major and student working in Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater’s group has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Vincent was also featured in CLAS with other members of the Class of 2018. Read More>>>
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, funded via the National Science Foundation, allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend their summer conducting research at a REU host institution. Students spend approximately 10 weeks working closely on a research project with faculty members and graduate students. Students will also have the opportunity to utilize the research equipment and facilities specific to the host site.
To culminate their experience, the REU participants in chemistry presented their summer-long projects in a symposium on August 2, 2017. Click through the slideshow below to get a taste of what they accomplished!
Sydney Scheirey and Joseph Gorecki, both rising Chemistry seniors, have been doing research abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai since May. In their down time, they have been able to see some of China’s famous landmarks – and shared some of their experiences with us!
On Sunday, May 7th, graduating seniors in the UConn Chemistry Department will receive their diplomas. Below are some of the talented students who will be walking on Sunday. Click on their photos to learn more about their journey through UConn and where they plan to go next.
The University of Connecticut has been expanding its efforts to provide open access resources, including open source textbooks, for student use.
Open source textbooks are educational resources published with an open licensing agreement. These textbooks are available for free online or in print with a minimal charge to cover the cost of printing the material. (The Daily Campus)Continue reading →
The 2017 cohort of University Scholars has been selected. Among them, are Chemistry undergraduates Maneesh Koneru and Vincent Pistritto. Details about the students, their projects, and their advisory committees can be found on the University Scholar website.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut is rooted in academic rigor and innovative research collaboration, supporting students and alumni in the achievement of their academic and professional goals.
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