Northern Kentucky University's Chemistry Department has one of the most active and productive undergraduate research programs in the country.
Every year approximately 80 students are engaged in research projects directed by faculty in the department. Participation in a research project can provide a significant advantage for students when they apply to graduate or professional schools, or seek industrial positions.
Recent research highlights
In last few years, the chemistry department has provided funding for 15 to 25 undergraduate students and faculty per year to attend major scientific conferences including the American Chemical Society national meeting, the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, and the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.
Since 2007, research faculty have received over three million dollars in externally funded grants from The National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, American Chemical Society-PRF and Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network among others.
Since 2007, faculty have published numerous articles, nearly all of them with NKU undergraduates as co-authors.
Yearly, department students present their work at national and regional American Chemical Society meetings, and on-campus and community outreach events.