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

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Research provides students with hands-on experience outside the classroom. 


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.

Research Opportunities at US Department of Energy

When you join Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI), you’ll be part of a Department of Energy (DOE) team that’s working together to advance scientific impact and discovery. Expand your skills and knowledge at a DOE national laboratory using state-of-the-art facilities and advanced scientific instruments.

Each year, students from around the country participate in SULI at one of the 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. In this comprehensive internship, you’ll be mentored by a leading science expert who will guide you in a specific research area to gain maximum exposure to one of the many science and technology areas that underpin the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) diverse missions. This is an opportunity for you to enhance your professional network and develop your interests in state-of-the-art research facilities and to enhance your professional network.

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Research FAQs

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. 




Contact Info

Thomas M Ticich

Professor of Chemistry

Mickle Hall, 309

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