All students also have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research projects through the University's UExplore Undergraduate Research Program. Through UExplore, students can receive up to $1,000 for research supplies during fall and spring semesters; or up to $2,000 in research funds, a stipend of $3,500, and free housing for 10 weeks for summer research.
A few examples of ongoing faculty research projects include:
- Analytical or Environmental Chemistry - the development of multi-antibody immunoaffinity separation platforms and heavy metal determination in the local environment
- Biochemistry - the study of an enzyme that may play a role in insulin resistance and diabetes
- Inorganic Chemistry - the synthesis of catalysts for the production of hydrogen fuel
- Organic Chemistry - the development of new methods for solid-phase synthesis of organic molecules
- Physical Chemistry - the development of multiple laser techniques for the study of highly excited electronic states of molecules