Chemistry Summer Fellows 2017

Faculty-Student Research

Chemistry was the first department at Ursinus College to have a summer research program.

As a charter member of the Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISC), the Chemistry Department has a long tradition of involving its undergraduates in research. For many years, ISC was the principal venue for student presentation of research work. However, in the past 20 years, our students have been presenting papers and posters in a wide variety of local, regional, and national meetings and have been co-authors on numerous publications.

The department offers one-, two-, and four-credit-hour research/independent study courses and actively encourages our majors to enroll in these offerings or in an off-campus internship. As a result, most of our majors graduate with some degree of research experience.

Quick Facts


Of external grant funding awarded to the chemistry department in the last 6 years to support undergraduate research and teaching

Traditional Research Areas for Faculty

Meet Our Students

Matthew Balestriere

Matthew Balestriere

Class of 2021 | West Deptford, NJ

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Kailyn Cohen

Kailyn Cohen

Class of 2020 | Cherry Hill, NJ

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Emily Franz

Emily Franz

Class of 2021 | Havertown, PA

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Cara Freedman, chemistry major.

Cara Freedman

Class of 2022 | West Chester, PA

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Chemistry major Daniel Lippe

Daniel Lippe

Class of 2020 | Hershey, PA

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Joe Pantel conducting research.

Joseph Pantel

Class of 2021 | Bayville NJ

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Nicole Schmalbach at Lake Tahoe

Nicole Schmalbach

Class of 2021 | Cherry Hill, NJ

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Research 2019 Research 2015 Research 2011
Research 2018 Research 2014 Research 2010
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Research 2016 Research 2012  


The Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) is an all-day campus-wide event which engages the entire campus community in the presentation, discussion and celebration of all forms of intellectual and creative work done by our students at all levels of their college careers.

Chemistry CoSA Presentations