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Summer Undergraduate Research

Summer Undergraduate Research

Every summer the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry provides a summer research experience for a limited number of undergraduate majors. Students that are accepted into the program will work alongside graduate students in state of the art facilities for 10 weeks (~ June 1- August 10). Ancillary activities include a weekly lunchtime seminar program, a field trip, ethics-in-research training, career opportunities and a concluding poster session. Each student receives a stipend, and housing is provided for students from outside of Baylor.

For summer 2012, the following students participated as full-time researchers:

Chamath Chandraseker, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Sung-Kun Kim Lab

Drew Cody, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Kevin G Pinney Lab

Thomas Gibson, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Carlos E Manzanares Lab

Joe Guillory, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick Lab

Brett Harper, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Touradj Solouki Lab

Jonathan Keim, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Patrick J Farmer Lab

Jarett Martin, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Dr. Patrick J Farmer Lab

Matthew Jones, Springhill College, Mobile, AL
Dr. Kevin G Pinney Lab

Shawn Lade, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick Lab

LaTrai Scott, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Patrick J Farmer Lab

Jason Schaffer, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Charles M Garner Lab

Andrew Smith, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Carlos E Manzanares Lab

Chris Taylor, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Sung-Kun Kim Lab

Eric Wallace, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Dr. Charles M Garner Lab

Our field trip visited the Space-X rocket engine test facility, Allergan and the Owen-Illinois glass plant. Seeing blobs of molten glass turned into red-hot bottles every few seconds was impressive. A photo of the group at the Space-X facility is shown.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at SpaceX


Department of Chemistry