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Department Tutoring

During the 2022 Spring semester, our chemistry tutors will be located in the ‘Chem Closet’ and working virtually as well. The Chem Closet is located in SI 3063 on the third floor of the science building, next to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.  If you are wanting to attend virtually, please join our MSU Chem Tutoring team, via Microsoft Teams. Our tutors will be standing by in-person and virtually (during their assigned shift) to connect with you!

For any questions or concerns about department tutors or how to get connected to our online tutoring program, please contact Dr. Andy McMillan at [email protected].

Spring 2022 Department Tutoring Schedule

The Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) Tutoring Info

The Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) Tutoring Center

The Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) is location to the STEM Learning Center which offers additional STEM tutoring support for students.

For additional tutoring, the Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE), will be offering in-person tutoring for General Chemistry 1. They are located in SI 1009, on the first floor of the science building. Below are listed the times that the tutors are available to meet in-person to help assist students taking either General Chemistry 1.

For more information about CASE, please click the following link down below that will take you to their homepage.

Spring 2022 Gen Chem CASE Tutoring Schedule

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Tutoring

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program that supports students enrolled in traditionally difficult courses by offering free, regularly scheduled group study sessions that are facilitated by SI Leaders (current students who have previously succeeded in the course). SI Leaders support faculty by preparing weekly collaborative sessions that help students develop effective learning strategies while engaging with the most difficult course material.

The links listed down below will take you to their homepage and directly to the Chemistry Fall 2021 Tutoring times and locations.

CU Denver Student Teaching Lab Safety Training

Lab Safety Video

All Chemistry students are also required to watch a Lab Safety Video before taking Chemistry Laboratories.  The instructors will select the video and show it during the first day of class or they may assign it to be watched outside of class.

The lab safety video was developed by our academic colleagues at UC Denver and is available here.

Lab Safety Agreement

Access the Lab Safety Agreement

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Program promotes, supports, and celebrates MSU Denver faculty and student engagement in undergraduate research activities. These undergraduate research experiences enhance students’ preparedness and competitiveness for future employment and the pursuit of advanced degrees.

Why is getting involved in undergraduate research important?

  • Undergraduate research is a great option, particularly if you are considering:
    • Strengthening your resume for future positions
    • Pursuing an advanced degree (e.g., graduate school or medical school)
    • Early career experiences
  • It helps to gain experience and understanding of various STEM fields students want to go into
  • Can assist students to pinpoint what area they want to pursue a career within
  • To bridge relationships and connections with faculty members that can lead to future opportunities

What are the steps of getting into undergraduate research?

  1. Students interested in specific Chemistry areas should refer to the Specialty Faculty Advisors and reach out to them
  2. Once students have reached out to the faculty mentor, they should discuss their personal goals of what they are wanting out of the research experience
  3. Students will then work on whatever project related research the faculty mentor wants them to be apart of
  4. Once the mentorship and research project is established, then students can contact the department (course override form or [email protected] ) to look into getting CHE 4370 credit

Internships

Internships

An internship is a work-based learning experience related to your career goals and can be an important and impactful part of your career journey.

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Why is getting involved in an internship important?

  • Internships are a great option, particularly if you are considering:
    • Strengthening your resume for future positions
    • Pursuing an advanced degree (e.g., graduate school or medical school)
    • Early career experiences
  • Can be done for electives or required credit (depending on your major)
  • Can be paid or unpaid
  • Unpaid internships should be done for academic credit to provide you with worker’s compensation coverage
  • Can be done full-time or part-time
  • Can be done at public, private, non-profit, or government organization
  • It helps to gain experience and understanding of various STEM fields students want to go into
  • Can assist students to pinpoint what area they want to pursue a career within
  • To bridge relationships and connections with faculty members and/or outside partners that can lead to future opportunities

What are the steps of getting an internship?

  1. You will start by going to the Internships at the C2 Hub website
  2. Then you will click on Career Link, which will take you to numerous opportunities for job and internships
  3. You fill out an application for the internship of your selection
  4. Once you have submitted the internship application, it will get forwarded to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Chair, Dr. Andrew Bonham, for approval on receiving credit in CHE 3980

Scholarship Opportunities

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More Scholarship Opportunities

To research and apply for other scholarship opportunities offered by the University, please visihttps://msudenver.academicworks.com/opportunities