The faculty in the Department of Chemistry carry out fundamental and applied research at both the core and frontiers of this scientific discipline. There are many opportunities for research during the academic year and in the summer with faculty in the department.
If you are interested in working in a research laboratory, you should take the following steps:
- Investigate faculty research projects by using the department’s website,
http://chem.columbia.edu/research/, or by speaking directly with faculty members.
- Decide which faculty research project interests you.
- Contact that faculty member directly to inquire about research opportunities within his/her laboratory.
The Program Manager for Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Vesna Gasperov, can assist you with this process.
Qualified students can take the First Year Seminar in Chemical Research course (CHEM UN2408) during the Spring semester in which you will have the opportunity to learn about research conducted within the chemistry department and other science departments in the university. This can help to identify areas of interest that you may not have considered.