DISCOVER YOUR PASSION FOR CHEMICAL RESEARCH
The Research Experience for Undergraduates provides an opportunity for community college students across Northeast Texas to participate in chemical research at A&M-Commerce. About 10 students are selected each year for this summer-long program. While here, you'll experience one-on-one faculty mentorship in a collaborative environment and participate in training workshops. You’ll also have access to our McFarland Science Building, Jerry D. Morris Recreational Center and other campus facilities. Visit industry leaders at research institutions in Northeast Texas through our field trip opportunities. At the end of the program, you'll showcase your conclusions at a symposium presentation. Find your passion for chemistry and discover what projects interest you at A&M-Commerce.
You'll spend your first week building research skills: searching library databases, recording scientific results, analyzing research data and writing progress reports. Then you'll be paired with a faculty research mentor for more advanced research training, development of a short research proposal and completion of the research project.
Projects and Mentors
Our research uses the scientific research method involving the use of electrospray ionization – IM-MS and density functional theory (DFT) to examine the solution-phase metal ion reactivity of ambs and mb-OB3b. Learn More
In the pharmaceutical industry, computation chemistry is often used to simulate how a drug couples with its target protein in the body and predict important interactions. Our research involves using computational methods to analyze the factors that influence the outcomes of the hetero Diels Alder reaction and predict the outcomes of these reactions.
The projects in this research focus on investigating the catalytic properties of supported metal catalysts for selective hydrogenation and on bio-oil production and on biodiesel conversion.
Dr. Bukuo Ni's research project aims to develop novel chiral diamine ligands and their application for transition metal-catalyzed asymmetric reactions to gain fundamental insights into the mechanism of asymmetric induction for a wide range of reactions.
The focus of these three research projects is synthetic organic chemistry using techniques such as computational chemistry, NMR, IR, circular dichroism, fluorescence and mass spectrometry to study the systems.
This research focuses on examining the regulation of nucleic acid metabolism from an evolutionary perspective and investigating the control of pyrimidine biosynthesis in pseudomonads relative to their evolving taxonomy.
You will receive a $6,000 stipend in addition to paid housing on campus, tuition and fees for college credit, research supplies and travel expenses. The total package is valued at over $10,000.
- Applicants for this program must attend a two-year community college and major in a natural science, mathematics or engineering discipline.
- Applicants must be willing to commit to the entire 10-week program and participate in all of the planned activities.
- The application form must be submitted online.
- The deadline for the 2024 program is January 19, 2024.
- Notification of acceptance will be made within three weeks, and all participants will be required to make a formal commitment to the program by mid-February.