Fund for Undergraduate Summer Research established in memory of Professor James V. Crivello in recognition of his many years of service at both General Electric and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Students in the Chemistry M.S. program have access to the same opportunities to experience research in the frontiers of chemistry and interdisciplinary fields as students in the Ph.D. program, but in a less intense manner and with emphasis on ensuring a sound program of coursework.
Students must complete 30 credit hours of research and course work, 15 of which must be at the 6000–9990 level. In addition, these students must submit a research thesis.
In order to remain at the frontier of modern Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the department emphasizes rigorous instruction in the fundamentals of chemical synthesis, characterization and function using the most modern methods and equipment available to explore the boundaries and intersections between traditional fields of study. This dedication is illustrated by the number of interdisciplinary centers associated with the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department —all of which involve significant bridges between Chemistry and other disciplines, departments, and schools.