Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry Summer Research institute
We have just wrapped up our 12th year of the Chemistry Summer Research Institute where student researchers have the unique opportunity to work on real-life chemistry problems with faculty members and industry scientists. We had five faculty members and eight CSU, Chico undergraduates along with four high school students undertake leading-edge research in chemistry and biochemistry.
We believe that laboratory research experience is critical to the overall education of a scientist, said Dr. Erik Wasinger. While most of the students receive summer stipends from private donations, the faculty members volunteer their own time to work with all of the CSRI students. “Our hope is that as more people learn about how the CSRI helps create future scientists, that they will be inspired to help,” said Wasinger.