This award from the Division of Chemistry (CHE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Georgia Southern (GS) University called CEMITURE (CollaborativE Multidisciplinary Investigations Through Undergraduate Research Experiences).  The program is led by mentors in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

CEMITURE participants will engage in intensive research and professional development activities that promote their growth as scientists. They will work directly with faculty mentors and side-by-side with their peers to develop skills that solidify their self-identities as scientists. The CEMITURE experience will be augmented by active involvement in educational, social and professional development activities such as training in scientific communication and workshops on career preparation, leadership, and ethics.

Participants will build a community of scholars with their peers and GS faculty; enhance their preparation for success in graduate programs; endeavor to use their knowledge and expertise in science to make significant contributions to their communities and the wider society; and gain a global perspective of STEM fields.

Our scholars share co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications and present their work at conferences such as those for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), the Annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABCRMS), the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS (SERMACS). A number of CEMITURE alumni have enrolled in graduate programs; participated in other summer internships following their CEMITURE experience; and engaged in multi-year fellowships.

Women, minorities, students from rural and under-served areas of the Southeastern United States, and first- and second-year undergraduates are especially encouraged to apply.

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Undergraduate students supported by NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

IMPORTANT: Our Biology colleagues are also hosting a REU program, Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Coastal Plain Science. Information about the Biology REU can be found here. Applicants interested in both the CEMITURE and Coastal Plains programs must to apply separately to each one.

Click here for the official award abstract from NSF.

Last updated: 11/16/2018

Department of Chemistry • PO Box 8064Statesboro, GA 30460 • cemiture@georgiasouthern.edu