Biochemistry major Ashley Compton and chemistry major Rachel Warrell just completed their first off-campus REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates). Both have had extensive research experience on-campus but this was their first experience researching elsewhere giving them several opportunities, three of which are:
(1) A very LARGE line on their resumes and graduate school applications
(2) Exposure to large research institutes with graduate programs
(3) Summer income
If you are interested in a summer REU please contact a chemistry or biochemistry professor as soon as possible. These programs are very competitive so good grades and on-campus research experience are recommended.