Research Opportunities at Carleton
The summer of 2019 will be unusual at Carleton, as construction schedules dictate the the science buildings, including the new building, Hulings, and Olin Halls will all be closed. This will disrupt our usual schedule of on-campus research opportunities in Chemistry.
See the January 11, 2019 Summer Research Opportunities department seminar slides, which should help you get started with finding summer opportunities.
- Fill out the online application. This application is open until 5pm on February 22, 2019.
- See a list of the research labs to which you can apply to work in this summer through the Chemistry Department.
Two faculty members (Chris Calderone and Kim Huynh) will hire students to work off campus this year. Descriptions of their projects and the procedures for submitting applications will be described in the January 11, 2019 Research Seminar and are linked below. Contact them directly to discuss these options, if you are interested. These opportunities are only available for Carleton students.
- Professor Kim Huynh: Summer research at the University of Maryland-College Park
- Applications are due Feb. 4, 2019.
- Application for Professor Huynh’s research group
- Professor Chris Calderone: Summer teaching opportunities with LearningWorks
- Applications are due Feb. 21, 2019.
- Contact Chris directly to discuss the project and to get application information.
- There are a variety of opportunities for Carleton students to get College funding for carrying out research off campus. These options are described in a bit more detail here (check out the links for much more information).
Resources for Carleton programs
- Kolenkow-Reitz Fellowships
- Deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2019
- Funds you to work in a specific lab/program off campus. You must have a connection with a PI in order to apply.
- Career Center Internship Funding
- Deadline: April 10, 2019
Additional opportunities organized through the Chemistry Department for students doing research off campus will be publicized through the Weekly Beaker and on this page — stay tuned!
To help students identify good off-campus research opportunities in this unusual year, the Department has organized a series of open office hours that are targeted to helping students interested in specific subfields of Chemistry think about how to find programs, develop applications, etc. These are a great way to get more insight into options, and are meant to complement, not replace, conversations that students will typically have with faculty. You can find the details of these office hours in this document and in the Weekly Beaker.
Research Opportunities at Other Colleges and Universities
There are literally hundreds of undergraduate research opportunities at various colleges and universities throughout the country. Many of these are open to general application from any undergraduate, even if you are not enrolled at their institution. The range of research areas in also enormous.
If you have a specific research interest, it is very likely that a research opportunity exists that you are eligible to apply for. Check out some of the links listed below to begin your search. There are also paper copies of many announcements posted in the hallway of the Chemistry Department office in Old Music Hall.
- National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites
- American Chemical Society Listing of Research Experiences, Internships, and Co-ops in Chemistry and Related Fields
- CIRRUS, Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students
- UROP, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program: a general listing of many nation-wide undergraduate research opportunities maintained by the University of California, Irvine
- The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- American Chemical Society, Directory of Graduate Research (Click on the REU Search link)