Chemistry Research Experience
Explore Current Research in Chemistry
June 1st - July 29th, 2022
This year, CREATE’s summer research program will take place on UT Austin's main campus and will involve research groups within UT's Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Biosciences. Over the course of 8.5 weeks, students will work with a UT Austin research advisor on a project that explores a topic of current interest in chemical research. Potential topics can include the design of new light absorbing materials for solar energy conversion and light-responsive chemical sensors, the mobility of biomolecules within cells and membranes, and catalytic mechanisms for the production of chemical fuels. These projects will be conducted within a research group that will afford CREATE students a chance to network with scientists and engineers working on state-of-the-art problems in chemistry. CREATE students will also be invited to attend research seminars that showcase ongoing research work at UT Austin and other Universities.
Student participants in CREATE will earn course credit via UT Austin’s Extension Program and financial support via a research stipend.
Science majors currently enrolled at Austin Community College
Completion of a General Chemistry sequence by Summer 2022
GPA of 3.0 preferred
You can find information on how to apply for CREATE’s summer research experience below.
Step 1: Research Participating Faculty Mentors
Before applying for CREATE’s Summer Internship, we recommend that you identify Faculty Mentors who you would like to work with based on your interest in their current research. Some resources are:
Step 2: Gather Supporting Documentation
To apply for CREATE’s Summer Internship, you will need the following:
An unofficial transcript describing courses taken at Austin Community College.
A resume or curriculum vitae.
When you are committed to applying, please identify two people who you would like to request a recommendation from and notify them of your intent.
NOTE: At least one letter of recommendation must be from an ACC professor. In addition, a minimum of one letter of recommendation is required but two are preferred.
Step 3: Submit Your Application
Once you have assembled your supporting documentation, please complete this application form.
Please request the professor recommending you for CREATE to complete this recommendation form.
All application materials must be received ahead of the application deadline: Friday, April 15th, 2022, 11:59 PM.