The Theoretically Interesting Molecules Consortium

Title 
The Theoretically Interesting Molecules Consortium
Institution 
Collaborative: Colby College, Northern Kentucky University, University of Richmond, Grand Valley State University, University of San Diego
Institution Type 
Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
City 
Waterville,Highland Heights,Richmond,Allendale, San Diego
State 
ME, KY, VA, MI, CA
Field 
Physical and Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Start Date 
Flexible, approximately May 10, 2017 (by agreement with the participating host school)
End Date 
Flexible, approximately August 1, 2017 (by agreement with the participating host school)
Stipend 
$4100
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
3/15/18
Description 
This program will give a total of 11 student participants 10 weeks of hands-on chemistry research experience on a cutting-edge project related to theoretically interesting molecules (TIM) at one of the five participating host schools. Participants will receive training in all experimental techniques and use instrumentation that would be necessary to conduct graduate-level studies. In addition, students will receive training in chemical safety, hygiene and ethics. Students will keep a research notebook, give an oral presentation of their work, and attend two meetings with the entire group. At these meetings and through the program students will have the opportunity to network with not only faculty at the school where they are conducting research, but with the other faculty in the consortium and with the consortium mentor. This year our mentor is Dr. Vy Dong, Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. While all are encouraged to apply, the TIM Consortium REU program targets underrepresented groups in STEM and those who would have limited or no access to an undergraduate research experience.
Qualifications 
Students must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Contact 
KC Russell
URL 
https://www.nku.edu/~nsftim/
Email 
nsftim@nku.edu
Number of Participants 
11
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no