Chemistry Research Academy

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July 7 - July 27, 2019

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The Chemistry Research Academy offers students hands-on experiences with cutting-edge research projects in the chemical sciences. Penn Chemistry is a leading center for molecular research and instruction, whose researchers are at the frontier of modern chemistry, tackling a wide variety of important societal challenges.

If you attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend a Penn Summer Academy free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.

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Specific topics included in the Academy will be derived from departmental research thrusts and may include:

  • Synthesis and characterization of new compounds and materials
  • Chemistry of life processes
  • Spectroscopy and environmental photochemistry
  • Nanoscale materials and molecular devices
  • New materials to solve energy challenges

See this program’s 2018 syllabus (PDF).

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry is required for the application.

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