A Departmental Focus on High Impact Undergraduate Research Experiences
Kinnel, R. B.; Van Wynsberghe, A. W.; Rosenstein, I. J.; Brewer, K. S.; Cotten, M.; Shields, G. C.; Borton, C. J.; Senior, S. Z.; Rahn, G. S.; Elgren, T. E. A Departmental Focus on High Impact Undergraduate Research Experiences. In Developing and Maintaining a Successful Undergraduate Research Program; American Chemical Society: Washington, D.C., 2013; pp 5-22.
Undergraduate research experiences have become an integral part of the Hamilton College chemistry experience. The major premise of the chemistry department's curriculum is that research is a powerful teaching tool. Curricular offerings have been developed and implemented to better prepare students for the independence required for successful undergraduate research experiences offered during the academic year and the summer. Administrative support has played a critical role in our ability to initiate and sustain scholarly research programs for all faculty members in the department. The research-rich curriculum is built directly upon or derived from the scholarly research agendas of our faculty members. The combined strengths and synergies of our curriculum and summer research program have allowed us to pursue several programmatic initiatives.
Developing and Maintaining a Successful Undergraduate Research Program