The Senior Program

All senior chemistry students work collaboratively with faculty members on research projects as part of the Senior Program. This intensive two-semester project combines original scientific research with reading and understanding the scientific literature. It culminates in a Senior Thesis that is defended in a public presentation to departmental faculty and student chemistry majors.

Recent projects in chemistry include:

  • Brush Polymers to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
  • Uniform, Nanostructured Copper Electrodes for CO2 Reduction
  • Toward the Synthesis of Peptidomimetics Related to AFP Useful Against Breast Cancer
  • Metal-Organic Framework Synthesis for TcO4- Extraction
  • Synthesis & Characterization of Y2O3:Tb3+ Core Shell Nanoparticles
  • Rare Earth Nanophosphor and Semiconductor Nanoparticle Sol-Gel Incorporation and Analysis
  • The Investigation of Alkenes and Alkyl Halides in a Nickel-Catalyzed Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reaction
  • Nickel Catalyzed Conjugate Additions of Boronic Acids to Alkenes
  • Fabrication of Silver Dendrites for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Developing Methodology in Alkaloid Synthesis
  • Competitive Ring Opening of a Series of 2,3-Diaryl-substituted Cyclopropylcarbinyl Radicals


Department Name

Chemistry Department

Contact Name

Karen Brewer, Chair

Office Location
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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