Chemistry Summer Research Program

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Chemistry Research Summer Program
Chemistry Summer Research Program


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July 23-28, 2017

Who Should Attend?

If you're interested in chemistry or Pre-professional studies but want to know more about its technological applications and career paths, this one-week summer program held on campus at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is for you. All students who have taken (or are currently enrolled in) a high-school chemistry and math course are encouraged to attend this program. Successful completion of an Optional Test out qualifies as college-level credit for UW-Platteville's Introductory Chemistry: CHEM-1110.

Chemistry Summer Research Program is a week-long, chemistry immersion program that exposes students to the excitement of chemistry research. The program will introduce basic ideas and fundamental insights of chemistry research that have allowed chemistry to play a central role in creating our modern world. Participating students will develop the core skills needed to be successful in a chemistry research laboratory, while engaging in multiple hands-on lab techniques and instrumentation that reinforce and deepen their understanding of key concepts.

An important feature of the program will be the activities involved in cutting edge research projects conducted by UW-Platteville faculty and undergraduate students. The activities include periodic spotlight sessions, each of which will focus on a different technological advance driven by chemistry. Participants will be instructed by UW-Platteville chemistry faculty, in both lecture and laboratory settings, and they will also carry out one-on-one activities with current UW-Platteville chemistry majors. These college students will function as near-peer mentors throughout the week, providing participants ample opportunity to ask as many questions as they like—on their own terms and in a relaxed atmosphere—in order to learn more about life as a college student at UW-Platteville.

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