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Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Research


Dynamic Calvin Undergraduate Research

At Calvin, you will have many opportunities to team with our professors on cutting-edge research projects. Summer 2013 research program supported 29 students doing full-time research alongside 10 faculty working on individual projects. Summer 2014 research opportunities are available; deadline for applications is February 17, 2014.

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Off-Campus Summer
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) also exist at other institutions that can provide another great opportunity. Off-campus summer research positions offer a stipend and often a travel and housing allowance. Check out the many
Off-Campus Summer Research opportunities for 2014 »

Undergraduate Student Authorships in Publications

When you work with a professor on research projects, it often results in publications with students as co-authors. We celebrate more than 200 students that have been published in highly respected scientific journals the past years.

Faculty Research


All of our professors maintain vigorous year-round research programs designed to enhance your chemistry experience.

Supporting Grants

Our research projects and cutting-edge instruments are funded in large part by more than $8 million in grants received over the past years.