Undergraduate Research

Rewards of research

The core identity of SUNY Cortland’s Chemistry Department is strong research experience for engaged students.

No matter their major – biochemistry, chemistry or adolescence education – students in the Chemistry Department are invited and encouraged to join faculty members on research in their labs because this work makes them part of the scientific community.

SUNY Cortland offers many outlets for student research, from a summer fellowship program that provides $4,000 awards, an annual campus conference each spring and a fall symposium that focuses exclusively on the sciences, which is shown below.

Meet our faculty

Chemistry professor assisting two students in a chemistry lab

See the professors who teach in the Chemistry Department, and learn more about their research interests and current work taking place in their laboratories.

Meet our faculty

Alumni spotlights

Chemistry alumni Potter in his workplace

See examples of Chemistry Department alumni who have succeeded in their science-related careers.

Discover research opportunity

Two chemistry students looking at a computer

Learn more about the Undergraduate Research Council, which provides everything from funded summer fellowships to travel grants for conferences.

Discover research opportunity

Facilities and equipment

Bowers Hall

Learn more about the laboratories and equipment available to students in Bowers Hall, the university’s science facility.

Contact us

Chair: Frank Rossi
Main office: Bowers Hall, Room 342
Phone: 607-753-4323
Email: chemistry.department@cortland.edu