Prerequisites/Corequisites: Take CHEM 112 and CHEM 112L or permission from deparment. (Required, Previous).
Credit Hours: Min: 1; Max: 3
Description: Students are introduced to a variety of techniques of chemical research, including synthesis, spectroscopy, chemical literature searching, and molecular modeling. The focus of the course is on using the tools of chemical research in practical applications to problems rather than on theoretical aspects of the methods. Faculty involved in undergraduate research introduce their research interests and methods and the contributions undergraduates students could make. Students complete both a written report and an oral presentation on a research topic or method of interest. A maximum of three semester hours of credit may be earned toward graduation.