Faculty-student research is one of Concordia’s hallmarks, and it’s especially true of the chemistry department. Here are a few research opportunities open to our students:
- Summer Research Program—Patterned after the distinguished Research Experiences for Undergraduates, this growing program includes hands-on research with faculty, opportunities for presentations and discussions, and fun – including barbecues and sports games.
- Across the Country—Our students frequently are accepted into REUs at major universities.
- Authoring Pages—Students regularly appear as co-authors with faculty on papers in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals.
One-third of Concordia students complete an academic co-op during their four years.
- Earn academic credit for internships at hospitals and clinics, chiropractic and dental offices, laboratories and other professional businesses.
- The American Chemical Society selected Concordia’s program as a national model for combining learning and work experience.
Additional Concordia Chemistry Distinctions:
- New Concordia College Laser Facility, funded by an NSF CAREER grant rarely awarded to undergraduate four-year institutions
- Interdisciplinary neuroscience program
- Annual Richard G. Werth Lecture in Chemistry brings in top chemistry professors as lecture guests
- Science Academy for elementary students—Each year, Concordia science students sponsor this science event for local elementary students, including experiments and demonstrations designed to encourage young people to become more interested in science.
- Overseas—Nearly two-thirds of Concordia students study internationally at least once during their four years. In recent years, science students have traveled as far as the Galapagos Islands and Tanzania, Africa.