Department of Chemistry

State
New York
Academic Level
Graduate
Issue Area
Academic Program
Key Personnel
Program Focus
STEM,
Undergraduate Research

Overview

The Department of Chemistry at SUNY University at Buffalo has a  concerted effort to attract and recruit students into their graduate chemistry program. The Department of Chemistry provides directed-mentorship and facilitating summer research experiences that expose undergraduate students to the activities of a graduate program.

Program Description

The Department of Chemistry is a comprehensive unit providing the principal locale to learn, research, and service in the basic science of chemistry, offering baccalaureate degree programs (B.Sc., B.A.) in chemistry and medicinal chemistry as well as graduate-level degrees (i.e., Ph.D., M.A., M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D., M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry). The department is also actively involved in the research enterprise giving students an opportunity for experiential learning. The department is vigorously engaged in promoting and advancing diversity and committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented students in the chemical sciences, with a strong emphasis at the graduate Ph.D. level.

Outcome

From 1997-2011, the Department of Chemistry provided summer research opportunities to 27 undergraduate Latinos. 11 of them have gone to graduate school to pursue advanced degrees.

It is important to note that all students who have entered the graduate program have obtained an advanced degree.