The research experience I've had in this department has given me the opportunity to take what I've learned in classes and apply it to research problems. It's also given me the chance to see what research is like in an academic setting and build my analytical skills."

Nathan Klein (2016 graduate)

As an undergraduate, you have a number of opportunities to conduct research with our outstanding faculty, graduate students, and post-doctorates.

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  • Sixty percent of our chemistry majors are involved in research before they graduate.
  • Participating in a project is a good way to develop the skills that research requires.
  • Research is an excellent opportunity to get to know our professors, who often can then write more extensive letters of recommendation for employment or graduate studies.
  • If you are considering graduate school, this is the best way to sample graduate student life.

Contact

    • Majors
    • 135 Smith Hall
    • Stephanie Stathopoulos, Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • stephs@umn.edu
    • (612) 624-8008
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Professor David Blank
    • blank@umn.edu