Research

see also: Internships

The Chemistry Department offers research opportunities on Centenary's campus and in collaboration with the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Many of our students have also obtained summer research positions at other institutions through NSF-REU and other programs

Summer Research Opportunities with Centenary Faculty

All members of the faculty regularly provide opportunities for students to carry out on-campus summer research in their laboratories.

Summer Research Opportunities at Other Institutions

The National Science Foundation, through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, supports summer research programs at a number of institutions across the country.

The LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) is located about one mile from the Centenary campus. LSUHSC-S, being a research-intensive institution, is a rich source of opportunities for both academic year and summer research experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why participate in a research project as an undergraduate?

  • It is fun.
  • It can help you make career decisions.
  • It fosters closer relationships with faculty and other students.
  • It strengthens both your resumes to prospective employers and your applications to graduate and medical schools.
  • It provides an opportunity to present at regional and national conferences and may result in a publication.

I need to earn money during the summer. Will I be paid to do research?

Yes. Summer research fellowships provide a stipend and often include room and board as well as travel costs.

When do I need to apply for research programs?

Application deadlines for many programs are in February and early March, so students should begin the application process early in the spring semester.

Who is eligible to participate in research programs?

Most programs target current sophomores and juniors.

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