A catalyst often speeds up a chemical reaction by providing new pathways that are more efficient than previous methods. Our department possesses a different style of catalyst – the students that make our department one of the most active undergraduate research programs in the country. Like the chemical catalyst, they create and explore new pathways to solve problems of great importance to the discipline and society.
Almost every major singles out their research experience and close collaboration with faculty members as the best experience of their time in our department. Here are some stories of current catalysts in our department.
Corbin is always ready to explore new ideas and solve challenges associated with that endeavour.
Her intelligence and skills in the lab will launch her in to a career as a successful research scientist.
Hard-working, innovative and well-traveled, Emma has already co-authored one research manuscript published in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.
With plans to attend medical school after graduation, Max meets the demands of organic synthetic research.
At NKU, Quynh is known as a tenacious and formidible individual in the research lab never giving up when the results are not satisfactory.
Cory's experiments formed the core of his poster presentation representing NKU’s Center for Integrative Science and Mathematics at Kentucky's Posters at the Capitol in Frankfort.
Degree Awarded: B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry
Students enrolled in the NKU Department of Chemistry receive high-quality instruction and have access to modern facilities and equipment that are essential to the learning process.
We offer several programs of study, including a Bachelor of Science degree that meets requirements for American Chemical Society certification. Full-time faculty members conduct lecture and laboratory courses at every level.
For the last four years around 60 students on average have engaged in research projects directed by faculty mentors. With faculty assistance, students have secured nearly $4M over the last six years alone! Their work is conducted in modern labs with more than $2M of instrumentation rarely found at similar institutions.
Chemistry faculty members are active in research. To learn about ongoing projects you can participate in, speak with the faculty or click on the button below.
Several of our faculty members have published work that promotes chemistry education. They also share their time and expertise in community education projects with local schools and libraries.
Some of our community education projects include: