Undergraduate CHEMISTRY Research Experience
Dr. Eric Miller, Professor of Chemistry, is leading students through a project that focuses on synthesizing silicon and organic (plastic) electronic conductors. These areas of research are currently integrated into a single project directed at treating blindness through retina prosthesis (artificial retina replacement structures). This research is currently funded through the New Mexico INBRE program of the National Institutes of Health.
Undergraduate research is an excellent way for students to learn first hand the application of principles learned in the classroom. The student gains real world experience and faculty is kept sharp and current. And the general knowledge of mankind is advanced.
The chemistry department has maintained a summer research program since 1998. Support has come from Intel, Los Alamos National Labs, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. We are well equipped to perform synthesis, environmental, and materials research here at San Juan College.
- Projects often include short trips to other regional institutions such at National Labs, Fort Lewis College, and the University of New Mexico to utilize their analysis equipment and interact with other scientists.
- Paid research positions for undergraduate students are available. Positions vary from year to year.
To apply for a position on the research team, contact Dr. Eric Miller.
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