Summer Undergraduate Research Experience


The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry introduced the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program in 2008. This program allows undergraduate students to start their research careers early in diverse laboratories of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department a UWM. The department’s range of science includes analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, drug discovery, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program is only offered during the summer semester but students are encouraged to join research groups during the academic year. Funding for all undergraduate research provided by the SURF program supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

 Students have the opportunity to get in depth experience of conducting research with the opportunity to present your work publicly during a poster session at the end of the summer semester. This is a great way to start your academic career in science.


 In general, you will quickly become a part of the research group and frequent meetings between the student and advisor enable high quality mentoring and learning. The interactions with graduate students will give you the chance to learn more about higher degrees (MS and PhD) and about their requirements.

In summary, the summer undergraduate program is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to experience scientific research in a professional setting and gather information to facilitate future career decisions. Stipends up to $2000 are available through the Office of Undergraduate Research.


 If you are interested in this program and you would like to conduct research during the summer than contact one of our Professors who is conducting the kind of research you are interested in. For any question you can contact Prof. Arnold:


To check out students and their undergraduate research use these links:

Summer 2008

Summer 2009

Summer 2010

Summer 2011

Summer 2012

Summer 2013

Summer 2014