Summer Programs


bulSummer Research - NSF REU

Rochester is a site for the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program, providing funding for a number of students every summer. As required by NSF policy, the program is open to domestic students, and preference will be given to students from schools that do not have a PhD program in Chemistry. Underrepresented minority students and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer research students have their own research problem, a specific faculty advisor and a specific day-to-day graduate student or postdoctoral mentor. Everybody participates in a weekly group meeting, reporting to each other on their research projects and results in oral, poster, and written form. Discussions of careers, graduate work, and scientific ethics are also part of the experience. Please see our "Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)" page for more information.

bulSummer Research - International Undergraduate Students

The Summer Fellowship Program for international undergraduate students is designed to provide outstanding students in Chemistry from all over the world with the opportunity to conduct first class summer research at the University of Rochester. Students work closely with a faculty member in the Department for approximately 8-10 weeks. Please see our "International Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program" page for more information.

bulSummer Courses

The department of Chemistry offers several courses over the summer semester, including CHM 100, Preparation for College Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. For more information, please see: