by Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program
The program is
designed to expose undergraduate students to advanced scientific
research as well as to topics at the interface of chemistry and
biology. The program
is constructed such that each research project has two advisors
– one from the Chemistry Department and one from the Biology
project will typically have at least two undergraduate researchers
working on different aspects of the project.
This effort is an
extension of the current track in Biological Chemistry in the MS
degree in Biology and provides a platform for identifying and
recruiting students into that track, as well as creating
interdisciplinary training opportunities for students seeking
employment after completing an undergraduate degree.
Such students will be extended a degree of flexibility in
choosing elective courses so that they can enroll in a mix of
courses from biology and chemistry.
In an effort to
maximize the experience, student participants are expected
to work 25-30 hours per week on their designated research
project. As a
result, participants should not be enrolled in more than one
summer course. Students
will also be required to turn in a report to the Merck/AAAS
foundation to document their activities.
Participation in the UWF Student Scholars Symposium
is strongly encouraged.