Carnegie Mellon University

Approximately 90% of our chemistry majors participate in undergraduate research projects for at least one semester before graduation.

  • To get started, schedule and appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Karen Stump ( She will be able to connect you with opportunities not only with chemistry faculty but with faculty from other departments (such as physics, biological sciences, materials engineering and biomedical engineering) who need chemists in their labs.
  • Students who would like to propose their own original projects may apply for special grants (SURG awards) from the University's Undergraduate Research Initiative to help support their research efforts.