Student Research Opportunities
Research opportunities are available through credits or an internship opportunity.
Research Credits can be received through Chem 392 (Special Problems in Chemistry) or Chem 492 (Senior Research) or for biochemistry majors BIMD 494 (contact Dr. Foster to register) and graduate students Chem 599. In these courses, each student is assigned (upon request by the student) to a specific research group, to work closely with faculty members and other researchers (See below Research with UND faculty for specific projects and contacts). The total credits for Chem 392 (S/U graded) may not exceed 3 credits. The recommended Chem 392 starting time is the sophomore year. Starting the senior year, students should take Chem 492. Submission of a comprehensive final report is part of the Chem 495 Capstone course for 3 credits (also recognized as Advanced Communication credit). The Chem 492 may be repeated for up to 6 credits.
Graduate students complete research component of the program through Chem 599 or Chem 998 and 999 (thesis and dissertation). All students are expected to complete responsible conduct of research training.
Summer Undergraduate Research
Another option is to apply for summer research programs, such as the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) or other agency. Students are typically granted stipends and assistance with housing and travel. Students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
For other summer undergraduate research placements in over 800 programs see Pathways to Science.
Faculty Research Information
The research projects at the UND Chemistry department encompass a broad range of topics including nanoscience sensors and materials, development and characterization of renewable materials, computational studies, and atmospheric studies. In addition, in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Biomedical Science, students can also pursue biochemistry/biomedical oriented research.