Opportunity for Undergraduates: using the physical sciences to explore chemical evolution

With less than a month before applications for the Center for Chemical Evolution’s summer research program are due, we’re making one final recruitment push to find the country’s most talented budding researchers.

In addition to the announcement below, we’re using a Smore flyer to get the word out; here’s the link:


Here are ways you can help:

Share the flyer on Facebook. You can click the Facebook link on the flyer to share.

Tweet about the flyer. (You can follow the CCE @4chemEvolution.)

Forward the announcement below to any colleagues or groups who serve potentially interested students.

Thanks so much for sharing this opportunity. If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Warm regards,

Christopher Parsons
Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity
NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
Georgia Tech
(404) 894-9953


The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is multi-institution, collaborative research organization dedicated to understanding how life might come from chemistry. We’re currently looking for the best and brightest undergraduates to join our diverse summer research team.

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) lasts ten weeks and provides housing in addition to a minimum stipend of $4500. Paired with top researchers and graduate mentors, students are fully immersed in chemical research about the origins of life. At Georgia Tech, the program dates are May 22-July 29. These may vary for partner institutions, which include Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, CA), Furman University (Greenville, SC), and the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL).

Due on February 15, the application is available online. It requires an essay, a current transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of organic chemistry will be especially competitive. Women, veterans, and persons from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

U.S citizenship or permanent residency is required to be eligible.

If you have any questions about the program, or would like more information, please email or call Christopher Parsons at (404) 894-9953.



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