Academics/Research for Undergraduate
14:155:491,492:Special Problems Research (Registration Form)
Course Description: Individual work under the guidance of a faculty adviser on special problems in a specific area of chemical or biochemical engineering. Interdisciplinary cooperation encouraged where applicable. Presentation of individual or group poster required. Projects may be one or two terms in length, although the latter is preferred. Normally, no more than 3 credits are awarded per term, except for students in the James J. Slade Scholars Program.
Undergraduates are advised to contact faculty members directly to inquire about open research positions. Its is recommended that they review the faculty research interests on this web site and then contact faculty members that are conducting research that may be interesting and that they may wish to concentrate on in the future.
An average of 30 undergraduates complete Special Problems Research annually. Most continue their research in the second semester. Undergraduates gain hands-on lab experience while earning general and/or technical elective credit toward graduation. Employers and graduate schools value this experience.