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喜欢调查你周围的世界? The undergraduate research program at 重点大学 provides you the opportunity to explore and work one-on-one with a faculty mentor.

Gain a competitive edge when seeking employment by learning to use the tools of your chosen profession – whether a spectrometer, 先进的测量技术, 或者一个陶轮, you will gain hands-on experience conducting faculty-mentored or student-developed research projects.


  • Student-initiated research with faculty supervision.
  • 教师-initiated research that involves students as individuals or team members.


The excitement of undergraduate research and the process of discovery enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. You will develop strong critical thinking skills and build strong academic credentials which will serve you well when applying for employment or graduate schools. 本科研究提供:

  • Skills that can translate into the job market
  • Hands-on experience using the tools of your trade
  • Increased opportunity for graduate admission
  • Opportunity to present research at local, regional, and national conferences

Student applications to present at this year’s Spring 本科研究 and Creativity Celebration (SURCC) are due by Friday, 4月5日.

本科研究 and Creativity Celebration



重点大学 students will highlight the findings of their year-long research projects during the annual Spring 本科研究 and Creativity Celebration.


The high quality and diversity of our student research projects reflect the excellent work of our students and the commitment of our faculty as mentors and professors. 本科 research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.

The talents of many of our graduates are displayed each spring at the annual 本科研究 and Creativity Celebration.




雅各Magdon, a Chemistry graduate and Chemistry Club president, 利用藻青蛋白, 从螺旋藻中提取的色素, and made a new method to utilize phycocyanin in a dye-sensitized solar cell.


雅各Magdon, 2022年化学专业毕业生, 获得化学优秀奖, 卓越的研究, 和托马斯·G. Cupillari Award for Excellence in the Physical Sciences.

Phycocyanin’s Potential in a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

对于我的项目, 我用了藻蓝蛋白, 从螺旋藻中提取的色素, and made a new method to utilize phycocyanin easily in a dye-sensitized solar cell. 这个新方法复合了TiO2 and phycocyanin without the need for Nano-TiO2. The solution was analyzed with the help of the University of Scranton Scanning Electron Microscope. Determined that the method was successful, the solution was coated onto FTO-doped glass counter-electrodes with iodide to create the dye-sensitized solar cells. Max power conversion efficiencies were taken, and a high of 26.91%被发现,平均14个.34%. Compared to the industrial average for solar cells needed to work large scale of 9.6%, a statistical significance was found, with a p-value of 0.0468.雅各布·马格登计划

目前, I am running my data once more to conclude consistency and will be trying to publish a paper about the project with the help of Dr. 塞利格.

I chose chemistry at 重点大学 because chemistry pushed me more than any other class and the professors that teach the chemistry courses are truly inspiring and motivating. The research opportunities were endless, and I never stop learning!

Chemistry degree 凯蒂Gogolen's painting



凯蒂Gogolen, a double major in Forensic Biology and Chemistry, synthesized pigments in the lab to produce different color oil paints. 


化学和法医生物学专业, 凯蒂Gogolen, won the 2022 Excellence in Forensic Biology and 卓越的研究 awards and is also an Honors Scholar program graduate.

For an honors project, I synthesized pigments in the lab and used them to make oil paints. I made Prussian Blue Paint by mixing together iron (ii) sulfate and potassium ferrocyanide solutions. I dried the pigment, ground it down to a fine powder, and mixed it with linseed oil. I made white paint by adding titanium oxide with linseed oil. I gessoed a canvas and used the paints I made to follow a Bob Ross tutorial called Northern Lights.

I like the Chemistry Department at Keystone because it provides opportunities to take classes studying a wide variety of chemistries, my favorite being Forensic Chemistry because I am also a Forensic Biology major. Studying chemistry broadens horizons and opens up many job opportunities.




艾莉森的研究使用了科技, similar to Gigapan technology developed by NASA, 创造个性, high-resolution pictures of geological formations. It’s a more direct and accurate way of studying geological  formations.