Chemistry Department

Chemistry Research Projects

Summer Research Projects

All Fort Lewis College students are invited to apply for summer research positions within the Department of Chemistry. Come join our energetic faculty and participate in independent, cutting-edge research in chemistry this summer. Opportunities are available in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, molecular biology, natural products, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry, and polymer chemistry.

Qualifications include:

  • A strong interest in carrying out scientific studies
  • A willingness to work hard and have fun
  • A willingness to make a commitment for 10 weeks of the summer
  • Curiosity about the natural world

What you will get in return:

  • Depending on funding there may be a stipend or class credit (Chem 380/381) available
  • The opportunity to generate new scientific knowledge by discovering things no one has known about before
  • Invaluable experience in practical research techniques
  • An outstanding entry for your resume
  • Opportunities for leadership within the chemistry community 


Dr. Bill Collins presenting at the 2013 American Chemical Society Conference
with his research students, Spencer Huffman, Quinton Goffinett,
Asa Carré-Burritt (2013), and Wes Surta (2012).

Dr. Les Sommerville with MARC research trainee.
Dr. Les Sommerville with MARC research
trainee, Nellie McLean.

For more information, please contact the research advisor in your chosen area of study:

Please see Debra Moses in Chem 140 for the application or download the 2014 Summer Research Application.  The applications are due on Friday, March 14th.

The MARC U*STAR Program

The Minority Access to Research Careers - Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research Program (MARC U*STAR) at Fort Lewis College is funded by a research training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health.

The Program prepares Native American, African American Hispanic and Pacific Islander students majoring in scientific disciplines to pursue Ph.D.s and long term careers in biomedical and behavioral science research. For more information, please visit the MARC U*STAR web site.

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